STAFF PICKS: Sam Smith “Fire on Fire” from mini-series ‘Watership Down’


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Today, Sam Smith released “ Fire On Fire,” a song he co-wrote with GRAMMY® and BRIT award-winning producer/songwriter Steve Mac for the forthcoming adaptation of the classic Richard Adams’ novel, Watership Down.

“Fire On Fire” will serve as the theme to the animated mini-series. Smith recorded the track with the BBC Concert Orchestra at London’s Abbey Road Studios in September 2018.

Download / stream “Fire On Fire” HERE.

“I am so excited and honored to be a part of this new adaptation of Watership Down . This story is so powerful and timeless, and it has been thrilling to work with director Noam Murro and his team and the incredible Steve Mac on this song for it. I hope everyone loves it as much as I do.”

Sam Smith

Since the release of his 2014 debut album, In The Lonely Hour , Smith has sold over 17 million album equivalent units worldwide. His sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All , debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2017 and also topped the charts in the U.K, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium. Rolling Stone awarded The Thrill Of It All four stars and hailed Smith as “one of the mightiest, most expressive singers of his generation.” He has won four GRAMMY awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three Billboard Music Awards and three BRIT Awards, among others.

Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, this tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of rabbits on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. View the trailer HERE. James McAvoy, Olivia Colman,  Ben Kingsley, John Boyega, Nicholas Hoult, Gemma Arterton and Daniel Kaluuya lend their voices to the production. Watership Down will premiere on BBC One in the UK. Outside of the UK, it will premiere on Netflix on December 23. Commissioned by the BBC, the series was produced and developed by 42 and Biscuit Entertainment, and is a co-production between BBC One and Netflix.

Download / stream “Fire On Fire” HERE