Music fans react to Sam Smith’s Bond theme ‘Writing’s On The Wall’

Theme song comes ahead of latest 007 film 'Spectre'

Music fans have reacted to the release of Sam Smith‘s Bond theme, with the majority of NME readers critical of new song ‘Writing’s On The Wall’.

Smith revealed the track, which he worked on with producers Disclosure and songwriter Jimmy Napes, earlier today (September 25). Taking to Twitter, the British singer wrote, “I have been dreaming of this moment for a long long time.”

Asked by NME for their thoughts on the song, a large number reacted negatively. Twitter user @TheNotoriousSEB seemed to sum up the majority of people’s opinions when he wrote: “Nice vocal, but ultimately pretty boring. No hook/catchy chorus. Forgettable.”

However, Smith’s own fans were more upbeat with supporters saying they were “in love” with the track and another adding: “The new Bond theme by @samsmithworld makes me want to a very passionate interpretive dance or something.”

See a selection of Twitter’s reaction to Sam Smith’s ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ below:

http://storify.com/nmemagazine/music-fans-react-to-sam-smith-s-bond-theme

Spectre is being released in the UK and Ireland on the same day as its world premiere: Monday, October 26. It will then open in cinemas internationally on various later dates, with its US release scheduled for November 6.

Joining Daniel Craig’s 007 are double Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as a character called Franz Oberhauser, former Sherlock star Andrew Scott as a member of MI6 named Denbigh, Dave Bautista as a character called Mr Hinx, Blue Is The Warmest Colour‘s Lea Seydoux as a Bond girl named Madeleine Swann, Italian actress Monica Bellucci as another female lead, Lucia Sciarra, and Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman as a character named Estrella.

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Also returning alongside Craig are his Skyfall cast-mates Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q), Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner) and Ralph Fiennes (M). The film’s official plot synopsis teases: “In Spectre, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.”

In February, Craig injured his knee while shooting a fight scene for the film but the actor has since made a full recovery. Meanwhile, Spectre‘s director Sam Mendes, who was also behind the camera for 2012’s Skyfall, has recently said that this will “probably” be his final Bond film.
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