Sam Smith has admitted that although he’s “scared shitless” about the reaction to his new James Bond theme, it’s not as much pressure as Adele had to endure. Fans can now weigh in. The track is awash with cascading orchestration and delicate keys, whilst Smith’s impeccable vocals elegantly glide above the instrumentation, strewn throughout with his effortless falsetto.
James Bond might have a license to kill, but for Sam Smith it was an expectation. “For you I have to risk it all, ’cause the writing’s on the wall“, he sings on the chorus, sounding like a man resigned to his fate.
Smith tweeted that he had been “dreaming of this moment for a long long time” after unveiling the track on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw.
Sounds like mission accomplished to us.
Smith (23) recently revealed he wrote the song “The Writing’s on the Wall” in 20 minutes and already it is being compared unfavourably to Adele’s smash hit Skyfall. Give it a listen and see what you think.
Sorry that’s not a Bond theme song.
Smith is the first British, male, solo artist in 50 years to be bestowed this honor.
James Bond may still look like the same ol’ white guy, but as of this morning (September 25), he’s got a brand new sound. “I keep looking at that Wikipedia page and just seeing my name on it – and it’s unreal”.
This title track features the Brit’s soft mellow voice singing the ballad that totes about risking it all for love. It will then open in cinemas internationally on various later dates, with its USA release scheduled for November 6.