Sam Smith
Sam Smith, pictured at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Sept. 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, released the "Spectre" theme song Friday. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

James Bond might have a license to kill, but for Sam Smith it was an expectation. The British singer released the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, "Spectre," Friday. After the massive chart success of Adele's "Skyfal" theme song, the bar was high. What do fans think about "Writing's on the Wall"?

According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Writing's on the Wall" was written by Smith and writing partner Jimmy Napes. British electronic artists Disclosure, who have worked with Smith in the past, including on his 2012 hit "Latch," produced the track.

Earlier this month Smith was announced as the performer of the new James Bond theme, a task that thrilled the Grammy-winning artist.

"I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line up of some of my biggest musical inspirations. I hope you all enjoy the song as much as I enjoyed making it,” Smith said in a statement.

After releasing the song Friday, Smith was no less excited.

Listen to "Writing's on the Wall" below:

After months of anticipation, fans were excited to hear the song. However, there were mixed reactions on Twitter.

The song will of course accompany the "Spectre" film. "Spectre" will see Bond working to take down a secret, underground organization – which shares its name with the film’s title – after receiving a mysterious encrypted message. Meanwhile, political pressure will put the future of Bond’s own organization, MI6, in jeopardy. Christoph Waltz joins the cast as the new Bond villain, Franz Oberhauser. Meanwhile Ralph Fiennes takes over as MI6's boss, M, after the previous M, played by Judi Dench, was killed in 2012’s “Skyfall.”

Will the movie live up to the song? Fans will have to wait to find out. "Spectre" premieres in theaters in the U.K. on Oct. 26 and in the U.S. Nov. 6.

Watch the trailer for "Spectre" below: