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Earlier on today English singer-songwriter Sam Smith released a snippet of his new single ‘Writing’s On The Wall’, the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film ‘Spectre’.
As Sam says, the single will be released in just four short days, considerably earlier than the release of ‘Spectre’ which is due in UK cinemas on October 26th.
There will no doubt be a great deal of pressure on Sam Smith for this song to be a hit, considering for the previous Bond film ‘Skyfall’, English singer-songwriter Adele won an Oscar for her song also called ‘Skyfall':
Certainly Sam Smith is now joining an eclectic and prestigious group of artists to have performed a James Bond song, he will now be sitting with the likes of Adele, Tom Jones, Madonna, Shirley Bassey, Chris Cornell amongst others. Sam had this to say on the matter:
“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. I hope you all enjoy the song as much as I enjoyed making it,” he previously said.
Sam Smith is currently enjoying a ever growing reputation in the global music scene, currently in Mexico City, Mexico on his first global tour ‘In the Lonely Hour’. Here are any future dates for the tour:
26th Sept – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Cidade do Rock
30th Sept – Glendale, USA – Gila River Arena
2nd Oct – West Valley City, USA – Maverik Center
5th Oct – Columbus, USA – Schottenstein Center
6th Oct – Raleigh, USA – PNC Arena
21st Nov – Manila, Philippines – SM Mall of Asia Arena
24th Nov – Tokyo, Japan – Yoyogi National Gymnasium
25th Nov – Kobe, Japan – Kobe World Memorial Hall
28th Nov – Perth, Australia – Perth Arena
1st Dec – Adelaide, Australia – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
4th Dec – Sydney, Australia – Qantas Credit Union Centre
5th Dec – Sydney, Australia – Qantas Credit Union Centre
8th Dec – Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
9th Dec – Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
12th Dec – Brisbane, Australia – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
If this song is successful, which it no doubt will be, it will be even more remarkable, considering it only took Sam Smith half-an-hour to write it! Sam recalls his method of writing:
I got called into the office with [producer] Barbara Broccoli and [director] Sam Mendes and they gave me the script, I read the script… they said ‘have a go at the song’,” he said.
“It’s the quickest I’ve ever written a song – it took 20 minutes… and they loved it!”
There can be little doubt that performing the new James Bond Theme song can only lead to positive things, especially with Sam being currently being potentially at his peak of fame, the release of ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ will do little harm to his global image as a musical superstar.