This is a very self-explanatory post. Adele’s new song that has been teased for days is finally out today and it is the theme for the next James Bond movie, Skyfall. The song was released at 00:07 in London on Global James Bond Day, which is when Dr. No first came out 50 years ago. I’ll leave the YouTube embed below this before I give my quick thoughts. As a hint of the level my giddyness for this song, I’m downloading this on iTunes while I type this post up.
I’ll get this out-of-the-way: I love Adele. Yeah, she got extremely overplayed and it now drives people nuts when they hear “Rolling in the Deep” or some might cry profusely when “Someone Like You” comes up on the playlist or radio. But you cannot deny her voice and holy crap, her voice was MADE for a Bond theme song. Hell, I know the YouTube video isn’t the opening title sequence but if they made more silhouettes of girls in the background and random plot elements, this could pass easily as one. Letting the orchestra take over at the chorus is brilliant after the piano start and it just builds into a true Bond song. The lyrics are undeniably James Bond and yet not cheesy or forced. “For this is the end/I’ve drowned and dreamt this moment/so overdue I owe them/swept away I’m stolen”. Effin’ love it. She co-wrote this song with her “Rolling in the Deep” collaborator Paul Epworth. If this isn’t the first Bond song to hit number one on the charts, I’d be shocked. Like I said, it’s just that good. There have been lots of Bond songs that have been awesome (I don’t care what you say, I dug the Jack White/Alicia Keys one) but I think this might be up there now. Thoughts, comments? You know where to leave them.