Sam Smith Performs James Bond Theme For The First Time: WATCH

October 25, 2015 By James Dinh

Learn about his hesitations about the tune.

Sam Smith Performs James Bond Theme For First Time: WATCH

Pop star said the song is annoyingly ball-grabbing high.

Sam Smith hit some incredible falsettos in “Writing’s On The Wall,” which debuted in late September, but it sounds like the British hitmaker was a little hesitant that he wouldn’t be able to replicate those notes during the live renditions of the cut. It’s one of the revelations that the singer made when he appeared on “The Graham Norton Show” on Friday night (October 23) to perform the Spectre theme.

Backed by a full orchestra and some ominous lighting, Sam steadily worked his way through the cut with the same pace and emotional necessity that you can hear in the studio version. Before hitting the stage to perform the tune, he sat down with the host to dish some details about his fear in performing the cut.

“I’ve only actually sang the song once, really. I did the demo in the studio, and they used it,” he confessed. “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.”


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