Sam Smith was born to sing. He was also born to sing a James Bond theme song. I am convinced of this and I believe it is a fact. His single, “Writing’s On the Wall” could not be more flawless.
In classic bond fashion, it has a timeless musical element that literally takes your breath away. Smith’s voice does all the work as he soothes you into a Bondcoma, craving to see Daniel Craig make sweet love to a scantily clad female on a grand piano.
A string section is a must with the Bond franchise, not to mention the highest caliber of poetic lyrics; “A million shards of glass, that haunt me from my past, as the stars begin to gather.” Every James Bond song seems like it’s constructed around a table of professional song writers who have experienced every emotion in the world and pour it all out in an almost five minute song for the world to appreciate and cry to.
The music video features Smith standing in aesthetically pleasing places, creating an epic vision of heartbreak and love. The positioning is perfectly placed, the movie scenes are magical, inquisitive, and sultry. “Wall” has a slight melancholy feel to it that the music video hints at quite beautifully in a blockbuster/theatre grand fashion. This song WILL be nominated for everything.
God Bless Sam Smith.