There has been a lot of hype surrounding the new theme song for the latest installment in the James Bond franchise, Spectre. With the film set to hit theatres in less than two months, the song has gotten more promotion the last few weeks than the actual film itself has. Following the announcement that British singer-songwriter, Sam Smith, would be performing the song, titled “Writing’s on the Wall”, and the considerable amount of promotion the song has received it’s seemed like most of the past Bond themes – this one will connect to the film’s themes and story more than some fans may have previously thought.
After many weeks of teasing the release too, Smith has finally revealed the full song online today. Listen to it below (via Spotify):
Now, since most of the actual movie’s plot has been kept pretty deep under wraps, there’s no saying for sure how much the song’s lyrics and tone will relate to the film’s. However, considering the similar story that Adele’s “Skyfall” theme told, I think it’s fairly safe to assume that the song will be related to the film in a large way, with Smith said to have written the song incredibly quickly after reading the script for the first time.
What we do know about the film is that it will feature Bond discovering the secrets of an evil organization known as SPECTRE, and much like director Sam Mendes’ Skyfall too, it looks like the movie will be revealing more and more details and secrets about Bond’s past. The lyrics in the song reflect the same narrative as well, as it tells the story of someone finally coming to terms with the demons that haunt them, and wondering if he’s willing to risk it all for what he’s fighting for. At least, that’s my interpretation of it all.
What I really love about Daniel Craig’s interpretation of Bond though, is that he’s a broken and emotionally damaged person. Yes, he’s still suave and possibly the best spy in the history of film, but it’s becoming more and more clear that there were some very dark events that led to him getting to where he is now. It looks like Spectre is going to delve even further into that idea, with Bond’s realization that Christoph Waltz’s Oberhauser may be responsible for some of his most painful memories.
The lyrics also hint at a possible romance deeper than most of 007 and his Bond girls too. Is it possible that Lea Seydoux or Monica Bellucci might have a stronger connection with our favorite onscreen spy than we may have thought? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Spectre is set to hit theatres on November 6th. “Writing’s on the Wall” is available on Spotify and iTunes now.
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