The British singer’s Spectre theme tune is both intimate and epic, and may be the greatest vocal he’s ever recorded. Sam Smith has creates a captivating sound that takes your breath away already hitting number one it the first week of release. A massive speculation has been built up around this, we have been teased with teaser trailers and Sam revealing hints of what style hes aiming for in several interviews. But finally its here and it has been worth the wait!
It is very slow and surprisingly subdued, Featuring a flow of piano notes, the fainest glimpse of an orchestra, with the central focus on Smith’s intense, tremulous vocal, rising with controlled pace and tension to an audacious chorus pay-off.
It is paced more like an old Hitchcock film than the roller coaster adrenaline rush of James Bond Movies. Smith’s theme divided opinion when it was unveiled last week, being said to be both “bland” and “beautiful”. Listening to this piece without seeing it in context to Spectre may be an unfair judgement so just wait and see before any judgments are made!
Sam had ulimate pressure on following the footsteps of Adele’s smash-hit Skyfall. The song is credited to Smith, his usual co-writer Jimmy Napes and a surprising extra production electro club duo Disclosure. Surprisingly because there is not a hint of a beat on this, and no attempt to bring Bond into the modern musical age.
Several people have expressed online about how hilarious the song’s similarity to Michael Jackson’s histrionic ballad Earth Song.
The phase within build-up to the chorus of Writing’s on the Wall is the only noticeable similarity to Earth Song.It hardly seems the work of a musical master criminal, however whoever noticed that similarity is very clever to do so.
The film itself is due for release in the UK on 6 November 2015.The world premier will be hosted in London on the October 26, UK audiences will be the first in the world to see the movie as it opens in all cinemas across the Uk.