Spectre hits theaters in the U.S. on Nov. 7. Smith will also release a Drowning Shadows Edition of his 2014 debut In the Lonely Hour featuring live versions, covers, and collaborations with Mary J. Blige, A$AP Rocky, John Legend, and Disclosure.
Shot throughout Rome, the austere clip finds the British crooner standing in a grandiose coliseum and a room full of columns, with Union Jack-draped coffins on the ground behind him. The shots are interspersed with footage from the film including a love scene between Bond (Daniel Craig) and Lucia (Monica Bellucci).
“I tried to put myself in the shoes of Bond,” Smith told NPR. “My music is a diary and it’s a recap of my life, and I wanted to bring that kind of honesty.”
“Writing’s On the Wall,” co-written by Smith and Jimmy Napes, is the first James Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist in 50 years.
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