Dropping on Global James Bond Day, the music video for Sam Smith’s Spectre theme song has officially been released. Featuring scenes from the new Bond film, “Writing’s on the Wall” keeps it real and strips away all disposable plot points and boring dialogue, and really gets to the film’s core: a procession of lingering gazes and sexual tension.
On the uncomfortable end of the sexual tension spectrum, Léa Seydoux and Daniel Craig share some embraces that I’m hoping are more father/daughter-like than lover/lover-like. On the more age-appropriate end of the spectrum is a sultry Monica Bellucci, who manages to actually lock lips with the leading man in between all the intense glaring taking place in the video.
In an interview with NPR, Sam Smith explains his process writing the song. “I wanted a touch of vulnerability from Bond, where you see into his heart a little bit.” As “Writing's on the Wall” has officially become the first James Bond theme song to reach the top of U.K. music charts, its seems that a little Bond vulnerability is all fans really wanted.