Sam Smith

FRESH: ‘Fire On Fire’ – Sam Smith

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”.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!