Ed Sheeran would be honored to do a James Bond theme song.
The 26-year-old singer/songwriter would love to follow in the footsteps of Sam Smith, Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Tom Jones, Duran Duran, Sir Paul McCartney and more, who have been picked to record the title track for a 007 movie, but he’s not keen on the intense auditioning process that is involved in landing the gig.
Speaking to Roman Kemp on London’s Capital radio station, he said: “Do you know what, I would do it, but I heard when they do the Bond tracks, they ask like, a bunch of people to do it and I think I wouldn’t wanna put like loads and loads of time and effort into a song that was like, part of like five different people going up for it. You know, cause I heard Radiohead went up for it, and I don’t think I would.
On the auditioning side of it, he added: “Obviously it’s a big honour to do, but I would like to be trusted enough that if I ever got bestowed an honour like that, which I do think is a massive honour to do, I would like them to trust me enough that I would be able to do it right.”
However, if he was invited to do it he wouldn’t say no.
Asked if they gave it to him on a plate, would he accept an offer to write it, the flame-haired hunk said: “Err…yeah of course. I don’t think anyone would say no to that. That’s something I definitely would do.”
The ‘Shape of You’ hitmaker also joked with Roman about how he could be the first ever ginger James Bond.The 24-year-old presenter teased: “Mate you could be the next James Bond.” To which, Ed laughed: “Imagine, the first ginger James Bond actually no. Roger Moore was ginger wasn’t he?”
Roman added: “Kind of.”
And Ed concluded: “Kind of. We took it as a win.”