Sam Smith Releases James Bond Theme Song, ‘Writing’s on the Wall’

British singer Sam Smith has dropped his new single “Writing’s On The Wall” – the theme song for the new James Bond film, Spectre.


Comedian David Schneider was similarly unconvinced, reacting to the song’s release with the words: “The name is Bland”.

After the massive success of Skyfall in 2012, the next James Bond film is going to have to be something very special.

The singer humbly concluded: “I hope you all enjoy the song as much as I enjoyed making it”.

“I have been dreaming of this moment for a long long time”, he went on.

Sounds like mission accomplished to us.

Ajay Chowdhury, from the James Bond worldwide Fan Club, said the song has “automatically achieved classic Bond song status”.

“This is one of the highlights of my career”, Smith previously said of being given the opportunity to sing for 007. “I was never a proper Bond fan until I started watching the Daniel Craig movies”.

“I tried to put myself in the shoes of Bond”, Smith explains. But now that Spectre’s on the way we have Sam Smith’s “Writing’s On The Wall”. Sam Smith admitted that the track only took 20 minutes to pen – maybe a little more time spent on the drawing board would have been welcome? But Smith’s song perhaps should have been more upbeat and less like a sequel to the “Skyfall” song.

Spectre will hit theaters in November.

Written for Spectre, “Writing’s On the Wall” is a theatrical track featuring haunting strings and quiet vocals from the British crooner.


You can listen to the song right now on Spotify or buy yourself a copy from iTunes.

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