Sam Smith Releases His Highly Anticipated 'James Bond' Theme Song

The “writing's on the wall,” but will you love it?

Sam Smith Releases His Highly Anticipated 'James Bond' Theme Song
Capitol Records

It's finally here!

Sam Smith's theme song for the upcoming James Bond movie, Spectre—which will hit theaters on November 6th—debuted early on Friday morning after its U.K. radio premiere. The track is titled “Writing's on the Wall” and is available to stream on Spotify and can also be downloaded on iTunes.

Smith's rendition is a rather haunting and dramatic ballad and maintains his signature theme of a forlorn lover. The chorus of the song begins with “How do I live? How do I breathe? When you're not here I'm suffocating.” It's definitely a new take on the otherwise conventional Bond theme of being a bad ass and, as usual, Smith hits the high notes with finesse.

As previously reported, Smith is the first British male solo artist to release a Bond theme song in 50 years. The multi-Grammy winning singer once again collaborated with Jimmy Napes and Guy and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure to bring the track to fruition. Earlier this week, Smith expressed his excitement over his song's forthcoming release.

Adele performed the previous Bond theme “Skyfall,” which became an instant smash hit and garnered her several major golden statues, including an Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy.

Check out Smith's track below and tell us what you think.

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