Sam Smith Releases Spectre Theme Song “Writing’s on the Wall,” but Do People …

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Listen to Sam Smith’s New James Bond Theme, ‘Writing’s on the Wall’.

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Fans can finally listen to Sam Smith’s beautiful “Writing’s On The Wall,” the highly anticipated new theme from the James Bond “Spectre” film, out Nov. 6.British recording artist Sam Smith released “Writing’s on the Wall,” his eagerly anticipated new song for the upcoming James Bond film, “Spectre,” this morning.

Bond films are like cultural time capsules: each film introduces the world to a new car, new gadgets, and a new theme song forever linked to an actor who’s typecast as liking his martinis shaken, not stirred.We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that regardless of what you think of the song, Sam Smith’s theme for the forthcoming Bond film Spectre will be a massive hit. The British crooner shared a link on Twitter and followed up shortly after by declaring it a dream come true. “I have been dreaming of this moment for a long long time,” he wrote. He also talked to Today show co-host Natalie Morales when his song was first announced earlier in September and told her that as soon as he was tapped to record the follow-up to Adele’s hit he figured out a plan. “I just wanted to write a love song—something classic,” he explained. “Timeless.” The song itself sounds very Smith-like, full of falsetto and high notes. Just in case you need a refresher on “Spectre,” which is supposedly an origin story of sorts, you can check out the official plot description below: “A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal.

I am honoured to finally announce that I will be singing the next Bond theme song.” One minute before, the Bond Twitter account unveiled Smith’s official single cover, showing the singer ready for duty in a sharp suit that 007 himself would approve. It has all the hallmarks of a successful Bond song: earnest vocals, pop-orchestral arrangement, and a composition that feels weirdly somber compared to the exploits of everyone’s favorite government assassin. Smith has been on a roll with releasing new music – he dropped “Omen” and its accompanying music video in July to support frequent collaborators Disclosure. Loved the instrumental, but the vocals kinda lacked something,” wrote user Alexander Maher. “Needed some Shirley Bassey style diva drama.” Compared to some responses that was particularly nice, Eyerex wrote: The Bond theme by Sam Smith has to be the worst one ever “bring back Shirley Bassey”.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Lea Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE.

Fast forward many months and trying to work out what a chorus is, ‘hiring’ suits from Asos, praying to Q that Radiohead weren’t doing it, and a horse, among other things – and we have Spectre. As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.” Musically, this is like nothing we have ever done before or will do again (so it’s a shame a lot of people have said it’s the best thing we will ever do) but the spirit within the whole thing is all 100% Spectres.

We perhaps shouldn’t have spent half a year on a project when we should be writing a second album, but when we start something we find it hard not to put all our energy into it and this has been nothing different.

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