Adele's James Bond theme entitled "Let the Skyfall"
Adele and her brassy, jazzy vocals will help kick off the upcoming James Bond adventure, "Skyfall."
There have been previous reports of the British belter's involvement in the latest 007 adventure, but "Skyfall"s' producer MGM has remained mum about who will be providing the latest Bond anthem. Roger Friedman, over at Showbiz 411, confirms, however, that Adele will be featured prominently on the "Skyfall" soundtrack. He also says he's heard the song, and that it's a show-stopper.
"It’s an ominous, dramatic ballad, with lots of gorgeous horn flourishes peeking out through Adele’s now trademark vocals," Friedman writes. "It’s also fresh, new, and original."
He reveals that the song has a name, one that conveniently integrates the title of the movie. It has been christened "Let the Skyfall." The lyrics include this chorus, "Let the sky fall/Let it crumble/We will stand tall/And face it all/together.”
Historically, Bond themes tend to be something of a mixed bag. For every sensual masterpiece like Shirley Bassey's "Goldfinger" or Carly Simon's unforgettable "The Spy Who Loved Me" ballad, "Nobody Does It Better," there are atonal catastrophes. The less said about Madonna's Dramamine-inducing "Die Another Day" theme, the better.
How will Adele's song stack up? Bond fans will find out when the "Skyfall" soundtrack album hits stores on Nov. 6.