Sam Smith performs the new James Bond theme song. The song is titled “Writing’s On The Wall.” The Spectre theme song premiered this morning on UK radio and is now streaming on Spotify.
Members of Spotify can listen to Writing’s On The Wall here.
The James Bond Spectre Theme song will premiere on US radio in the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show at 7am ET. Sam Smith will also give an interview on the show.
The reaction of Bond fans on Twitter are mixed. Writing’s On The Wall has the typical bombastic sound of Bond theme songs. It is a bit slow though. Sam Smith puts his full voice spectrum into the song. Will Writing’s On The Wall be as successful as Adele’s Bond theme? See fans react on Twitter below.
Writing’s On The Wall is already available for pre-order here and will be released on October 23. iTunes takes pre-orders for the Spectre theme song starting midnight.
To perform a James Bond theme song is a huge honor and opportunity. Adele scored an Oscar and a Golden Globe in 2013 for her Skyfall song. Now it is most likely Sam Smith’s big opportunity.
Sam Smith knows this and he said on Twitter: “I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line up of some of my biggest musical inspirations.This is one of the highlights of my career. I am honored to finally announce that I will be singing the next Bond theme song.”
23-year-old Sam Smith broke through in 2012. He won 4 Grammys this year and he still has his career ahead of him. The James Bond theme song will give him a huge boost.
The new Bond movie will top Skyfall. It is a bigger story and more intense and it has Christoph Waltz as villain. The new Bond movie is going to be released in the UK on October 26 and in the US on November 6, 2015.
Reactions on Twitter about Spectre Theme Song:
Am I the only one that was severely underwhelmed by Sam Smith’s bond theme?
— Lili in Wonderland (@MissLupescu) September 25, 2015
— Devora Wilde (@Devora_Wilde) September 25, 2015
Credit where it’s due. Sam Smith’s bond theme is half decent.
— Garry Knight (@Knight76) September 25, 2015
After all the hype, new Bond theme very disappointing. Awful. Sam Smith’s just indulged himself. #writingsonthewall
— Greg Foreman (@GregForeman1) September 25, 2015
Heard the new James Bond song sung by Sam Smith on the radio this morning. It was everything I expected it to be: depressing and whiney.
— Drewbag (@casualtyofcool_) September 25, 2015
Maybe it is a good idea for Sam Smith not to read Twitter for a couple days. He said in an interview that he is nervous about how Bond fans will react to his song.
Originally posted in i4u News