British singer Sam Smith released his biggest track of the year, Writing’s On The Wall, yesterday on BBC’s The Radio 1 Breakfast Show With Nick Grimshaw.
Writing’s On The Wall is the highly-anticipated theme track for next month’s Spectre, the upcoming James Bond movie directed by Sam Mendes. It was only two weeks ago that Smith finally revealed he was the artiste responsible for writing and performing the Spectre track.
In an interview with radio DJ Grimshaw, Smith said that it only took him 20 minutes to write the track – a fact that many on social media have criticised. Other negative comments mention the song’s “lack of depth” in the lyrics and how it would be perfect for a more sombre-sounding singer like Lana Del Rey rather than Smith.
Some even say that the track sounds a lot like Michael Jackson’s Earth Song! (There is already a mash-up video on YouTube, in case you’re wondering.)
However, Writing’s On The Wall has also received numerous positive comments on social media, including a few celebrity endorsements. One of these celebrities prove to be an important name for James Bond fans and Smith, too – former 007 star, Roger Moore.
Moore tweeted that Smith has “delivered a haunting and wonderfully orchestrated” theme song for Spectre.