The British singer's new single for Spectre has arrived

By Nick Maslow
Updated September 25, 2015 07:50 AM
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You can now call him Smith. Sam Smith.

On Friday, the soulful British singer released “Writing’s On the Wall,” his killer single for the new James Bond movie, Spectre, which debuts in U.S. theaters Nov. 6.

“If I risk it all, could you break my fall?” he sings in the ballad.

The British crooner, 23, teased the single one week earlier in an interview with Z100’s Elvis Duran and the Morning Show at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. When asked about what he thinks about Adele‘s Bond song "Skyfall," Smith said, “Oh, it’s incredible. I get compared to Adele a lot and I feel like it’s very different. But at the same time, it’s a Bond theme so it still has to have that Bond feel. I hope people like it!”

The wait was finally over on Friday, with Smith tweeting, “I have been dreaming of this moment for a long long time.”

As excited as he is, Smith admits he wasn’t a Bond fan when he was a kid. “I just hadn’t watched [the movies],” he told Duran. “But I slowly started to watch them. I became a fan with Daniel Craig being Bond, but now obviously since getting this, I just went back and now I’m a big fan!”

Roger Moore, who played Bond in films released from 1973 to 1985, called the tune “haunting and wonderfully orchestrated” on Twitter.

Smith responded to the sweet gesture, writing, “Roger Moore just said he loves the song. Unbelievable x Thank you so much @sirrogermoore.”

Smith’s latest effort puts him in an elite club of artists, including Adele and Madonna, who have recorded Bond theme songs.

Smith confirmed the track on Twitter earlier this month, writing, “This is one of the highlights of my career. I am honoured to finally announce that I will be singing the next Bond theme song.”

One minute before, the Bond Twitter account unveiled Smith’s official single cover, showing the singer ready for duty in a sharp suit that 007 himself would approve.

Smith has been on a roll with releasing new music – he dropped "Omen" and its accompanying music video in July to support frequent collaborators Disclosure. The track is featured on the duo’s sophomore album Caracal, which debuted on Friday.