Sam Smith's Bond song nerves

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 September 2015
Sam Smith

Sam Smith's Bond track

Sam Smith admits he's "s****ing" himself over the imminent release of his new James Bond soundtrack, 'The Writing's on the Wall'

Sam Smith is "s****ing" himself over the release of his Bond song.

The Grammy and BRIT Award winner will unveil his eagerly anticipated anthem 'The Writing's on the Wall' today (25.09.15) - which will serve as the main soundtrack for new movie 'SPECTRE' - and he admits the pressure to meet the high standard of previous Bond themes is "quite intense".

He 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."

The 23-year-old star's "top secret" Bond song has only been heard by a select few, including 'SPECTRE' director Sam Mendes, close friends and family, and of course, 007 star Daniel Craig.

Sam says filmmaker Mendes even had a hand in writing the lyrics to ensure the famous spy didn't come across too vulnerable.

He explained to The Sun newspaper: "I feel like my music can be very vulnerable and I wanted to have a touch of that with Bond and have him sounding more vulnerable than normal.

"With Bond songs you get to be as dramatic as you want. I got to get away with unbelievable string and brass sections -- I got to be a drama queen.

"Sam had a say in some of the lyrics I was writing and made sure Bond didn't sound weak, that he still sounded powerful."


  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 2h 28min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…