The live James Bond song “Writing’s on the wall”- Valeria’s GoosebumpMoment
Valeria: “Hi everyone, my name is Valeria and I come from Italy. My GoosebumpMoment happened during the Oscars in 2016 exactly when I heard Sam Smith performing the song “Writing’s on the wall”. This was the first time I heard the song and for me, it was just completely overwhelming. This song has very powerful lyrics and Sam Smith has just an amazing voice, but for me, the actual thing that got me was the orchestra music. I think this song is a masterpiece and every time I hear it, even if it is not the live version, it just gets me. I get literal Goosebumps and I believe that the whole ambiance during the Oscars performance made everything like a hundred times more powerful. But now even when I hear the song, even if it’s not the live version, even if I don’t see the actual video, it just gets to me, I think it’s wonderful, it’s a masterpiece.”
The song of the movie “Spectre”
Accompanied by a symphony orchestra in which violins excel, Sam Smith captivates us by interpreting “Writing’s on the Wall”, the song in which he talks about a very intrepid man who will risk everything for love.
This song is the main theme of the James Bond movie “Spectre” and has the typical sound characteristic of the songs that made up the different installments of the saga of the most famous secret agent in the world. Elegant, gloomy and mysterious.
“Writing’s on the Wall”
This ballad, which Sam Smith sings on the soundtrack of “Spectre”, the 24th James Bond film, was released in 2015.
It was co-written by the singer along with his partner, Jimmy Napes, a composition that took only 20 minutes. Smith was the first British male solo artist to perform a Bond song since Tom Jones performed the song “Thunderball” in 1965.
The four-time Grammy Award winner had the important task of creating a song that would compete with Adele’s “Skyfall”.
“Spectre”, the movie
“Spectre” is the seventh feature film by Samuel Alexander Mendes and is about a cryptic message from the past that sends James Bond on a secret mission to Mexico City and then to Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra, the beautiful widow of an infamous criminal.
Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and discovers the existence of a sinister organization known as “Spectre.” Meanwhile, in London, the new director of the Center for National Security questions Bond’s actions and questions the importance of MI6, headed by M.
Sam Smith, an exceptional musical figure
Samuel Frederick Smith, whose stage name is Sam Smith, is a non-binary singer who is also a professional songwriter. At the age of 18, under the inspiration of Lady Gaga, he decided to move to London to focus on his musical career and from there, he has triumphed with hits like “Stay with me” and “Dancing with a stranger”.
His music has been a revolutionary movement of pop mixing it with touches of soul, making Sam Smith an exceptional musical figure who has brought the ballad back to the world popularity charts.
“Writing’s on the wall” increased in popularity and became the most listened to in the UK after “Spectre” came out.
After breaking the news to the whole world about his gender identity, he began to be a reference for the struggle of the LGBTQI Community, using this to create, motivate and promote campaigns for the rights of the community.
More about song “Writings on the wall”:
- “Writings on the wall” by Sam Smith- Songfacts
- Spectre: Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall” theme song
- Films: James Bond
- Every James Bond movie ranked—from worst to best