Sam Smith is back with a gorgeous new ballad, “Fire on Fire,” and if you haven’t yet listened to it, you need to ASAP. The new track is Smith’s contribution to the BBC1 and Netflix adaptation of Richard Adams‘ novel Watership Down. The moving song comes alongside a heart-wrenching look at the new mini-series.
Smith co-wrote the new ballad with producer/songwriter Steve Mac, and recorded the BBC Concert Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.
“I am so excited and honored to be a part of this new adapation of Watership Down,” Smith said in a statement. “The story is so powerful and timeless and it has been thrilling working with Noam Murro and his team and the incredible Steve Mac on the song for this.”
The mini-series follows the stories of rabbits fighting for survival when their habitat is threatened. Smith’s powerful ballad fits perfectly with the somber tone of the story. The track gives us the best of Sam Smith. A slow, moving beginning opens up to a lush symphony. All of this leads to a powerful chorus.
“Fire on fire would normally kill us // But this much desire, together, we’re winners” Smith belts out in the chorus.
The song goes hand-in-hand with the new mini-series, giving everyone something to look forward to watching this holiday season. After a world tour in 2017, this track leaves us wanting more from Sam Smith. For now, however, he is spending time at home in London with his family.
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After a year and a half of travelling I am finally back home in London!! Farewell 2018. This year has been a year of love, travel, music, lessons, ups and downs, but most importantly a year of YOU… my fans. I’ve loved spending this year with you. Time for me to take a little break over Christmas and new year to be with my family and friends. I will Speak to you all soon. I love you. Be safe and have a beautiful time. Always and forever. Sam xx
Make sure to check out the music video for “Fire on Fire” below. Also, don’t forget to check out the new Watership Down mini-series, available on Netflix December 23.
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