Sam Smith’s James Bond theme song for Spectre was released today.

In the the video above he tells how he went about writing and recording the song. He says he “I hope people are not expecting me to be bring out a big pop song, because that is not what I wanted to do here. I wanted to bring out something timelessly classic that works with the project and the film.”

He goes on to explain, “I am not writing this for me. This is not about me or my life. This is the James Bond song. This is the first time I had to play a little bit of a character.”

He concludes with hope he hopes it will be heard, “I just hope people listen to this and say ‘The is Bond, that sounds like a Bond theme’. That is what I want.”

Sam Smith’s James Bond song for Spectre was revealed on UK Radio 1 this morning. You can listen to the item below for the next 6 days.

You can also purchase the song on iTunes here.