Sam Smith’s “Writing’s On the Wall” Gets Its TV Debut On ‘Graham Norton’: Watch

Christina Lee | October 24, 2015 9:07 am
Sam Smith's James Bond Vid
Watch the video for "Writing's On the Wall," directed by Luke Monaghan.

Sam Smith‘s James Bond theme got its TV debut last night (October 23) on The Graham Norton Show.

Yes, “Writing’s on the Wall” is one long sigh — dramatic strings, mournful brass and, to some controversy, Sam sounding more pained than he ever did in his debut In the Lonely Hour. But as he explained when he sat down with the Spectre cast, he shows his fragility through notes so high, that he feared not being able to hit them live.

“I’ve only actually sang the song once, really,” he said, while next to James Bond star Daniel Craig. “I did the demo in the studio, and they used it. It’s horrible to sing. Horrible. I almost regret — no, I don’t regret.”

“It’s just so high. I have to grab my balls, it’s awful.”

Fortunately, if you hadn’t caught Sam’s sit-down chat beforehand, you wouldn’t have had any idea that he was nervous.

Spectre debuts in theaters on October 26. Watch Sam Smith’s performance of “Writing’s On the Wall” up top.

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