Hear Sam Smith’s James Bond Theme Song, “Writing’s On The Wall”

Co-written with his “Stay With Me” collaborator Jimmy Napes.

September 25, 2015

Sam Smith recently announced that he had, in fact, recorded the theme song for the upcoming new James Bond movie Spectre; and today, you can hear the anthem in question, which he wrote together with his "Stay With Me" collaborator Jimmy Napes. "Writing's On The Wall" is classic Bond material, all lush strings, choruses that surge in like tsunamis, and lyrics with death-defying odds. It also happens to be the first Bond theme written and recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965.

Some corners of Twitter are already saying it sounds a lot like a certain Michael Jackson song, but we'll leave that up to you: download "Writing's On The Wall" here and stream it via Spotify.

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