New Song: Adele, ‘Skyfall’

Adele’s “Skyfall” is perfect. Nothing more to say here.

Remember when we were only allowed to hear 90 seconds of Adele‘s James Bond theme song “Skyfall,” and you were like, “how could they do this to us?!!” Yeah, those were some tough times. But things are looking up — the song’s finally been released in full! Cowritten by Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” cohort, Paul Epworth, the full version of “Skyfall” is basically, well, a longer version of the 90-second-snippet. (Yeah, yeah.) But thank god for that, because we were practically dying over here!

Listen to Adele’s “Skyfall” after the jump.

Thanks to a giant 77-piece orchestra, the full version of “Skyfall” is even more dramatic and lush than we could have ever hoped or imagined. Adele’s vocals are subtle, yet laser sharp enough to deliver the foreboding lyrics: “Let this sky fall/ When it crumbles/ We will stand tall/ And face it all together.” After the clip was released, Adele made a statement via the James Bond Facebook page (props to that, BTW): “I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall. There’s a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song.” Yah gurl, no worries! You smashed this, and then some. Now all we need you to do is pop out that mini-Adele and start writing a brand-new album! See? So easy. (Please?)

+ Listen to Adele’s “Skyfall.”

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