Listen To A Snippet Of Sam Smith’s James Bond Theme

“Writing’s On The Wall” arrives at the end of the week.

September 22, 2015

Sam Smith recently teased his song for the next James Bond movie on Twitter. The short 15-second clip of "Writing's On The Wall" doesn't actually contain any of Smith's singing, just a swooning, heavily-orchestrated instrumental passage that reaches back to the opulence of the early Bond songs.

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Spectre is due out in November. Smith joins a long list of pop stars who have taken a crack at the song that plays during the opening credits. That group includes Shirley Bassey, Nancy Sinatra, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow, Madonna, Alicia Keys, and Adele. Revisit Smith's FADER cover story.

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