Tomorrow (10/5) is officially Global James Bond day, which means it’s the 53rd anniversary of the theatrical release of Dr. No, the very first James Bond film. In celebration of that fact, Sam Smith has just released a video for “Writing’s On The Wall,” his theme for the upcoming Bond movie Spectre, co-written by Jimmy Napes and featuring production from Disclosure. I’m not entirely sure why it needs a music video that’s not the movie’s opening credits, which are sure to be much cooler-looking, but hey, here we are. Directed by frequent Sam Smith collaborator Luke Monaghan, it features a sharply-dressed Smith looking pensive and emotional in various locations around Rome, where the movie was filmed, along with some footage from the actual movie of Daniel Craig looking steely and making out with a woman in an expensive-looking room, as one does one when one is James Bond. Our very own Tom Breihan described the song as “grandly meaningless,” and if anything, that descriptor is even more fitting here. Watch below.
“Writing’s On The Wall” is out now on iTunes. Spectre is in theaters 11/6 in the U.S.