As previously reported, the producers of the new James Bond movie Spectre recruited Sam Smith as the singer of their latest Bond theme. So when girls’ faces are turning into bullets (or whatever) during the opening credits, his voice is the one you’ll be hearing. That’s a big responsibility! Smith’s song is called “Writing’s On The Wall,” and it’s a big, tense, string-laden cinematic ballad, exactly as grandly meaningless as you’d want a Bond theme to be. Smith co-wrote it with regular collaborator Jimmy Napes. And even though Disclosure contributed production, the song completely avoids the dance elements that made Madonna’s Die Another Day theme such an absolute shitshow. Below, listen to the song and watch a video of Smith introducing it.
“Writing’s On The Wall” is out now at iTunes. Spectre is in theaters 11/6 in the U.S.