With two incredible albums to her name, any new musical offerings from Adele c0me with high expectations attached. “Someone like you”, the first song released by Adele since her celebrated album 21,will surely become a memorable hit. The second song she’s released, “Skyfall”, came third on Radio 1’s prestigious Top of the Pops after just two days and has come with a real twist: having been approached by James Bond producers, Adele been asked to come up with a song to appear in the next Bond movie, Skyfall. Hence, as well as the deep vocals and pure piano chords that has become Adele’s trademark, in parts of the song there was an under track of the James Bond theme.
This commission was no easy task, as it required Adele to combine two completely separate musical styles within a single song but she did it, and in emphatic style. Right from the beginning, when a brass section blows that oh-so familiar Bond tune closely followed with piano chords, up until the last, reverberating “Skyfall”, there is no doubt that Adele has created a beautiful, timeless classic.
The hints of James Bond within the music create a feeling of suspense that enables the listener to imagine Bond jumping out of a plane or doing some other hair-raising stunt, providing a whole different dimension to Adele’s music.
If you want to listen to this tune, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HKoqNJtMTQ