Sure, there’s plenty to like about Sam Smith’s addition to the James Bond theme canon, the recently revealed “Writing’s on the Wall”. Disclosure and Jimmy Napes’ production certainly stirs the emotions with that chorus, and Smith’s own performance may be one of his best yet. But damn if it isn’t a touchy-feely track for a Bond movie, and it’s hard to picture Smith taking home the Oscar like his predecessor, Adele.
Those hoping for a something a little more muscular for Spectre can at least turn to DJ Poulpi for his recent Bond mashup. On his YouTube account, Poulpi published a mashup of Adele’s Skyfall theme and “No One Knows” by the band who should totally pen the next Bond song, Queens of the Stone Age. The instrumentation still hits all the right dramatic notes, and Josh Homme’s voice and lyrics add a gripping sense of dread. As one piece, it downright shames “Writing’s on the Wall”, and makes you wonder if QOTSA has ever considered touring with a full orchestra.
Check it out below.