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Video for Sam Smith’s hit Bond theme released

Joe Williams October 5, 2015
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‘Writing On The Wall’ is the first Bond theme in history to reach number one in the UK charts.

Using many of the same locations and clips from the movie, the video cuts from the singer to previously unseen footage of the ‘Spectre’.

Video for Sam Smith’s hit Bond theme released

The singer follows a long line of iconic singers to record a theme for the spy films – following in the footsteps of Shirley Bassey, Adele and Madonna – although he is the fist artist to top the UK chart with a Bond theme song.

He revealed he would be singing the song earlier this month.

“I love the song so much… it’s the quickest I’ve ever written a song – it took 20 minutes… and [the Bond producers] loved it!”

“This is one of the highlights of my career.

“I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line up of some of my biggest musical inspirations.

“I’m so relieved to actually talk about this, this has been a top secret mission of my own.”

Despite the its success, Smith’s track has had mixed reviews from critics and Bond fans alike.

Video for Sam Smith’s hit Bond theme released

The singer, who came out as gay last year, previously joked that he enjoys the idea of people who oppose LGBT rights listening to his music.

He said that he has fans who still have no idea about his sexuality, which is not overtly referenced in his music, adding: “I like the idea that there may be homophobic guys who listen to my record and they have no clue that I’m gay!”

‘Spectre’ is released on October 26.

Watch the full video below.

Related topics: Daniel Craig, James Bond, LGBT, Sam Smith, Spectre, writing on the wall

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