Skyfall (007 Theme) – Adele

Adele is releasing the theme song for the upcoming 007 movie, Skyfall, in a couple of hours. But the song has already leaked and it’s typical Adele.

Here are the lyrics:

This is the end,

Hold your breath and count to ten.

Feel the Earth move and then

Hear my heart burst again.

 

For this is the end

I’ve drowned and dreamt this moment

So overdue I owed them

Swept away I’m stolen

 

Let the sky fall

When it crumbles

We will stand tall

And face it all together

 

Let the sky fall

When it crumbles

We will stand tall

And face it all together

At Skyfall

 

Skyfall is where we start

A thousand miles and poles apart

Where worlds collide and days are dark

You may have my number

You can take my name

But you’ll never have my heart

 

Let the sky fall

When it crumbles

We will stand tall

And face it all together

 

Let the sky fall

When it crumbles

We will stand tall

And face it all together

At Skyfall

 

Where you go, I go

What you see, I see

I know I’d never be me

Without the security 

Of your loving arms keeping me from harm

Put your hands in my hand 

And we’ll stand

 

At the skyfall

When it crumbles 

We will stand tall

And face it all together 

At skyfall

 

Let the sky fall

When it crumbles

We will stand tall

And face it all together

At Skyfall

 

Let the sky fall

We will stand tall

At skyfall

I like it actually. I won’t go into a full review of it because I have no idea how it fits with the movie but they sure incorporated the movie title well and made the song well-centered around it. Adele, of course, gives a great vocal delivery – as is expected from her – with subtle nuances here and there that make the track much more enjoyable.

However, I expected the track which was produced by the same person that did “Rolling In The Deep” to carry more punch to it, especially with it being a James Bond theme. It feels slightly subdued. However, it is still miles better than what everyone else is releasing these days.

My favorite part of the song is the end. No, I don’t mean the song ending but rather the high notes Adele reaches towards the end, serving as a climactic conclusion. In a way, the song is a buildup and it pays off.

I give it a 7.5/10.

You can listen to it here:

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