Sam Smith releases James Bond theme ‘Writing’s on the Wall’

The singer claimed the hype for “Skyfall” was greater than that for his recently-released Spectre track “Writing’s on the Wall” as it was the first single Adele had released for a while. Fans can now weigh in. “Writing’s On The Wall’ was unveiled on BBC Radio 1’s breakfast show on Friday (September 25th) and was uploaded to Spotify at the same time”. Samantha Compton claimed that she “must be only person who doesn’t like James Bond films and Sam Smith”, before Adam Storr said: “It’s OK. 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 goes on. Listen to it below. It just sounds like a typical Sam Smith song.

And the “Lay Me Down” hitmaker has labeled the track a “classic Bond song” but isn’t anxious about it hitting number one in the charts.

Sam co-wrote “Writing’s on the Wall” with Jimmy Napes, his collaborator on In the Lonely Hour. “If I risk it all/Could you break my heart?/How do I live?/How do I breathe?/When you’re not here, I’m suffocating”, Smith sings.

The ballad’s predictably dramatic with lyrics that include “How do I live?”

Sam Smith ‘s James Bond theme tune has been hotly anticipated for months – and it received a VERY mixed reaction as it made its debut today.

“It’s the quickest I’ve ever written a song – it took 20 minutes – and they loved it!” Smith told NPR, “I tried to put myself in the shoes of Bond”.


SPECTRE is due to hit Australian cinemas on Thursday, 6th November, just before Sam Smith heads here for his rescheduled Aussie tour.

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