The name’s Riley… Josef Pitura-Riley. Ok, so it doesn’t have quite the same ring to it but as Sam Smith has just released his new Bond song, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ from the upcoming film Spectre, I figured I’d have a crack at recording a cover.
This song was particularly challenging because… well it’s a bond song, and that means lots brass and strings to create a big orchestral sound. Rather than just try and record a simple piano and vocal cover (because that would be far to easy for me!) I’ve tried to recreate the full orchestration as much as possible which means both my Flugelhorn and Trombone make a reappearance in this video!