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Sam Smith ‘Fire on Fire’ Part of Watership Down Remake

English singer, songwriter and vocalist Sam Smith contributed “Fire on Fire” to the soundtrack for the BBC remake of Watership Down.

Sam Smith is contributing a song he cowrote with the producer of the BBC remake of the Watership Down television series Steve Mac. The official video is footage from the new TV series. But they are rabbits so it’s easy to follow the emotional plot based on the 1972 novel by Richard Adams. Spoiler alert: rabbits have super depressing lives because they are hopping meat bags.

My mother said I’m too romantic/ She said ‘You’re dancing in the movies’/ I only started to believe her/ Then I saw you and I knew…” croons Smith through the opening lines of the song.

Smith recently collaborated with Calvin Harris on their hit single “Promises” where they eat pizza and drink wine on a roof in Ibiza. His solo album The Thrill of It All (2017) was released via Capitol Records. He did “Omen” with Disclosure in 2015, and also they made “Latch” back in 2012.



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On his official Instagram account, Smith stated, “So honoured to be a part of the new @bbcone / @netflix adaptation of Watership Down. This story is so powerful and timeless and it’s been thrilling to work on a song for it. I hope everyone loves it as much as I do x.” 

Stream and/or download “Fire on Fire” by Sam Smith from the BBC television series Watership Down from your music provider of choice.

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Elizabeth de Moya has contributed to DJ Mag, DJ TechTools, LA Weekly and Thump (Vice). She has a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley.