If it’s here, it must be official! After letting us go on for weeks speculating, this morning Adele confirmed with one Tweeted picture that she has indeed been chosen to sing the theme song for Skyfall, the next installment in the James Bond series. The TwitPic shows her trademark claws, clutching the sheet music for “Skyfall,” as written by A. Adkins/P. Epworth — or, Adele and her “Rolling in the Deep” partner Paul Epsworth. That not being enough for the masses, who have been woefully without Adele for nine-months or so now, a 90-second clip from the song leaked to the Internet shortly thereafter. And — let whispered rumors give way to cries of joy — it sounds exactly as an Adele-spun Bond song should, with its sweeping strings, sultry vocals and gloriously cinematic references to crumbling worlds. Yep, sounds about right!
How will Adele’s “Skyfall” fit into the the canon of Bond songs? The songstress’ killer voice already noted, it seems pretty obvious to us that Adele is fit for the gig. She being British like the Bond series, widely popular like the Bond series and beautiful like a Bond girl, we have faith that Adele’s got what it takes to rank like the greats (we’re thinking the classics: Nancy Sinatra, Shirley Bassey and Carly Simon), rather than the less successful efforts (our apologies to Alicia Keys and Jack White and their rather rattling effort; and to Madonna, who was overcome by autotune and Sigmund Freud in her “Die Another Day”).
“Skyfall” will be available for download just after midnight Friday in the U.K., or Thursday afternoon in the U.S.
[Photo: Getty, Adele/Twitter]