Sam Smith Got Mighty Defensive When Asked About Radiohead’s ‘Spectre’ Theme
And doesn't know who Thom Yorke is?
“Writing’s On the Wall,” the James Bond theme that Sam Smith wrote for Spectre, is by all accounts a pretty boring song. Perhaps that’s why the crooner was a little defensive when he was asked if he heard Radiohead’s unused, much more interesting theme. “Where you shocked when Thom Yorke released a Spectre theme song on Christmas day?” a reporter asked at a Golden Globes press conference, as seen in a video obtained by Variety.
“Thom Yorke?” Smith replied, seemingly not knowing who the iconic musician was until cowriter Jimmy Napes whispered “Radiohead” in his ear. “Not going to lie, a little bit surprised,” he said, “but I haven’t listened to it personally because I did the Spectre theme song,” he joked.
You sure did, Sam. You sure did. *sigh*