Sam Smith’s new Bond theme tune, ‘Writing On The Wall’ is on course to make chart history by becoming the first Bond theme to reach the number one spot – beating out Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ which peaked at number two in 2012.
Smith’s new song has divided opinion amongst Bond fans and The Edge writers, with one writer stating that it sounded “fresh from The X Factor“. Meanwhile other writers gave Smith the benefit of the doubt and praised the “orchestral sound” of the track.
Smith is the first British solo male to perform the Bond film theme since Tom Jones’ 1964 efforts for Thunderball.
The track is currently leading the charts, ahead of Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean?’ with new entries including Rudimental and Ed Sheeran’s collaboration ‘Lay It All On Me’ and Sia’s ‘Alive’.
Smith’s long-time friends and collaborators Disclosure – who provided production work on Smith’s Bond theme – are set to score their second number one album later this week for Caracal.
Listen to the track below.