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25th Sep 2015

Sam Smith ticks some boxes for a James Bond theme tune – listen here

Big, bold, brassy...

Lia Nicholls

Sam Smith is “sh*tting” himself about the release of his Bond song but does he need to be?

The Grammy and BRIT Award winner has unveiled the 007 anthem ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’ for new movie ‘SPECTRE’.

The song has sweeping strings, a brass section and plenty of falsetto in-keeping with what’s required for a Bond theme tune.

Sam, who is the first English male singer since 1965 to record one, said: “I’m sh****ing myself. With this song I don’t care about it charting and things like that. I just care about doing the legacy proud.

“The pressure to deliver a Bond song that stands against all the rest feels quite intense.”

Has Sam done a decent enough job? Have a listen…