There were plenty of directions that Sam Smith could have gone when recording his James Bond theme song for Spectre, and in the end, it looks he chose a very classic route for "Writing's On the Wall."
Backed by an elegant piano riff, luxurious strings and all the theatrical vibes you could ask for, the British hitmaker brings his all for the highly-anticipated cut. We're talking big belts, delicate falsettos and some major emotions. "Writing's On the Wall" is basically a grandiose (and almost haunting) ode to a lover, which totally writes itself into one of the romance scenes of the film. Throw in some secret agent references, and you have yourself a classic James Bond anthem.
I have been dreaming of this moment for a long long time.— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) September 25, 2015
Thank you for all your amazing messages. Today is such a special day for me and I am so grateful to everyone supporting this track xx— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) September 25, 2015
Sam told BBC Radio 1 that he wrote the tune in just 20 minutes after director Sam Mendes and producer Barbara Broccoli offered him a copy of the script. Mendes later asked Sam to tone down some of the lyrical vulnerability to keep Bond's power intact. "Sam had a say in some of the lyrics I was writing and made sure Bond didn’t sound weak, that he still sounded powerful," Smith told The Sun.
Looks like we're not the only one digging the tune either since it has rushed to the very top of iTunes Top 100 songs chart. Spectre hits theaters nationwide on November 6.
Listen to Sam Smith's "Writing's on The Wall" below!
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