|"Writing's On The Wall"|
|Released||September 25th, 2015|
|Recorded||2015, RAK Studios/Abbey Road Studios (London)|
|Genre||Orchestral pop • chamber pop|
|Album||Spectre: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|Writer(s)||Sam Smith • Jimmy Napes|
|Producer(s)||Sam Smith • Jimmy Napes • Disclosure|
The song became the first Bond theme to hit #1 in the UK Singles Chart. Also, it reached #1 in Scotland.
On September 8th, 2015, Smith confirmed on his social medias, that he will be singing the next theme for James Bond movie. He described performing the theme as one of the highlights of his career.
The song is written in the key of F minor with a tempo of 66 beats per minute, and Sam's vocals range from the low note, A ♭3 to the high note, D♭5. At the end of two choruses, Smith is using the mix of the chest voice with the transition to head voice.
Music video Edit
The music video was released on 5th October, 2015. It features the singer singing behind the United Kingdom coffins while wearing black suit. It also shows his close-ups, next scenes with other outfits, and bigger close-ups at the ending scenes. The other scenes features outtakes from Spectre.