Writing's on the Wall
Artist: Sam Smith
Transcribed by: Costantino Carrara Music
Length: 6 pages
Why we think you'll like it
The name’s Smith. Sam Smith. The 23-year-old British singer has delivered a bit of a monster Bond ballad with Writing's on the Wall, the theme for the new film SPECTRE. It is very, very slow and surprisingly restrained, at times floating by on resonant piano notes, the faintest brush stroke of orchestra, with all the focus on Smith’s intense, tremulous vocal, rising with controlled pace and tension to an audacious chorus pay-off.
"Writing’s On the Wall" soared straight to No 1 in in its first week of release with 70,000 combined sales and streams. It makes Smith the first artist to achieve a No 1 song with a Bond theme, beating his predecessor Adele whose song Skyfall reached No 2.