Yes, the new James Bond theme song is out and it is simply mind blowing! The song, “Writing’s on the Wall” has been recorded for the upcoming Bond movie, “Spectre.” Afraid to admit it, but I feel it’s better than “Skyfall” (Adele fans, please don’t kill me). Sung by Sam Smith, it is the first Bond theme to be performed by a British male solo vocalist since 1965!
Once Smith found out that he would be singing the Bond theme song, he thought it would only be wise to post about it on social media. His Instagram caption was adorable in which he stated: “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. 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.”
The song is slightly different from the usual bond songs. It focuses more on the vulnerability of Bond. The lyrics seem to be directed at Bond’s love interest suggesting the power she has over him and how that’s all he needs for now. Though he faces trials and tribulations regularly, what he really needs is love (“I want to feel love, run through my blood”).
The velvet-like voice of Smith does perfect justice to this song. With the stark and at some points, sudden variations from low to very high notes, he has sung them beautifully. The music video shows snippets of the movie in between scenes of Sam singing the song. The last part wherein Smith is ending the song but instead of mouthing the last word, he just looks directly at the camera, with tear stained cheeks, left me awe-struck. We know that Adele bagged an Oscar for her performance of Skyfall, will Sam Smith get one too? I only hope so!