Sam Smith Hasn’t Heard Radiohead’s “Spectre,” Doesn’t Know Who Thom Yorke Is

Your mum’s favourite pop star Sam Smith just won the Golden Globe for his original performance of The Writing’s On The Wall, the theme song for the latest James Bond film, Spectre.

On Christmas Day, the world was blessed with Radiohead‘s own version of Spectre, which, although it didn’t make the final cut for the film, is brilliant, and has hopefully  heralded in a brand new album for the legendary five-piece.

Following the Golden Globes, Variety posted a video to Facebook of Smith speaking at a press conference. Specifically, one journalist asked Smith if he was surprised that Radiohead’s frontman Thom Yorke had released the alternate version. The results are some of the most awfully cringe-worthy moments we’ve seen in a long, long time.

It’s clear as hell that Smith was immediately dumbfounded by the question. He had to turn to his co-writer Jimmy Napes, asking, “Thom Yorke?” to which Napes obviously replied, “Radiohead.” Smith then fumbles around, mumbling about how he was a little surprised, sure, before snapping back into it and admitting that he hadn’t heard the song. Why?

“I haven’t listened to it personally, because I did the Spectre theme song.”

Get ready to bury your head in your hands:


This isn’t even a case of musical pomposity, where us Radiohead fans simply expect and assume that any self-respecting musician or music fan knows and loves Yorke and co. (although to be fair, we feel that way too.) This is just outright being a total bratty prick.

Listen to Radiohead’s version here: