Sam Smith releases his new track “Fire On Fire” from the new film of ‘Watership Down’.
Sam Smith has released “Fire On Fire”, the stunning new song from the brand new BBC version of ‘Watership Down’, aired over Christmas this year.
The track is written by Sam and hitmaker Steve Mac (Jess Glynne, Westlife, Olly Murs) and has an accompanying video that features clips and footage from the series.
‘Watership Down’ was written by Richard Adam (1920-2016) in 1972 and originally filmed in 1978 by Martin Rosen, featuring the voices of the late John Hurt, Richard Briers, Roy Kinnear and Sir Ralph Richardson to name but a few of the A list voice cast. It is regarded as one of the greatest British films ever made and certainly one of the most poignant for children of the 1970’s and 80’s to of witnessed. The film featured the haunting song “Bright Eyes” recorded by Art Garfunkel, which topped the UK singles chart.
The latest film is no less distinguished with star voices, including James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Sir Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton and ex-Doctor, Peter Capaldi, and was broadcast in four parts in the run up to Christmas 2018 on BBC1.
“Fire On Fire” is the follow up to Sam Smith’s hugely successful chart topper “Promises” with Calvin Harris earlier this year and marks his first single recorded for a film since his Oscar winning track “Writing’s On The Wall” in 2015 from that year’s James Bond epic ‘SPECTRE’.
Sam’s most recent album “The Thrill Of It All” (2017) has now surpassed sales of over 4,000,000 copies and features the smash hit singles “Too Good At Goodbyes”, “One Last Song” and “Pray”.