In an interview with Graham Norton, Sam Smith revealed that he kind of regrets hitting so many high notes in “Writings on the Wall,” his theme for the James Bond movie Spectre.
“I’ve only actually sang the song once really. 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.”
In an interview with NME, Sam Smith also admitted that he didn’t know much about Bond prior to working on the Spectre theme.
“[Daniel Craig] was my favourite initially, because I’m 23 years old. I hadn’t seen all the old movies, and I loved how modern his take on Bond was. But when I went back and watched them all, I realized that it’s Connery and Moore who I love the most.”
He added that he hopes that the series will go back to the sort of Bond movies that came out pre-Craig.
“I love how classy and clean-cut they are. I think I’d like the next Bond to be more of a return to that.”
For more Bond coverage, check out our ranking of all the Bond themes.