Adele’s “Let the Sky Fall” song for the new James Bond film is ah-mazing

I had heard the rumors months ago, that producers of the James Bond franchise were interested in getting Adele to sing the main song for the new James Bond film, Skyfall. Then last week, an entertainment writer got the scoop, and now Adele has confirmed it. And they’ve released a snippet of the song, which is called “When the Sky Falls”. I want to marry this song. I LOVE HER VOICE. It’s so moody and evocative and sad and passionate. If Adele doesn’t get an Oscar nomination for “Best Song” for this, I will eat my hat:

Amazing, right?

Adele may be giving birth to her first child later this fall, but she’ll have another new baby to share with the world: “Skyfall,” the theme song for new James Bond film of the same name.

Confirming many months of speculation, the “Someone Like You” singer tweeted a photo on Monday Oct. 1 in which her manicured hand grazes the cover page of sheet music for “Skyfall” (from the motion picture Skyfall), authored by “A. Adkins” (Adele Adkins) and “P. Epworth” (Paul Epworth, the singer’s go-to songwriting partner, who helped pen tracks on her legendary 21 album).

The news was then announced via press release from Columbia Records. “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. But I fell in love with the script and Paul had some great ideas for the track and it ended up being a bit of a no brainer to do it in the end,” Adele said in a statement.

The son was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with a 77-piece orchestra. “It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I’ve never done which made it exciting. When we recorded the strings, it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ll be back combing my hair when I’m 60 telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day I’m sure,” she added.

he song will premiere on Adele’s site this Friday Oct. 5, and will be available immediately for download and purchase on iTunes.

The track will be Adele’s first recording since 21′s early 2011 release; she and love Simon Konecki are set to welcome their first child later this fall, according to a source.

Adele’s “Skyfall” song — for the 23rd James Bond film, and the third starring Daniel Craig as the sexy British spy, will follow in the footsteps of such singers as Madonna, Tina Turner, Sheena Easton, Shirley Mansion, Shirley Bassey and others, all who have sang James Bond themes.

[From Us Weekly]

Adele IS a Bond girl. God, how much would you love that? Daniel Craig seducing Adele? I need that. I need Adele to make a cameo in a Bond film. I need Daniel Craig’s James Bond to have a chubby ginger girlfriend with a Cockney accent. GAH. What I really need to do is listen to the snippet again, for like the 20th time in a row. For this is the end… I’ve drowned and dreamt this moment…

Let the sky fall… When it crumbles… We will stand tall… And face it all together.


Photos courtesy of Vogue.

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  1. Fofototto says:

    It’s not working for me :(
    Is it taken down?

  2. Charlotte says:

    She’s so beautiful. I can’t get enough of her face.

  3. Hakura says:

    I found it on Sound Cloud, if you search ‘Adele’ & ‘Sky Fall’.

    The song is gorgeous! Gave me goosebumps.

  4. LeeLoo says:

    Is the song available for pre-sale on Itunes?

  5. Amelia says:

    OH my giddy God, you can just tell it’s a Bond theme. Timeless. The guitar in the background, strumming out the Bond theme …. And the orchestra, it’s just classic Bond, I can almost see the title sequence with the shadowy girls and Bond emerging out of the blue ..
    John Barry would be proud.
    Perfect choice, couldn’t have been better for such a brilliant year for Britain.

  6. sarah says:

    Is anyone else hearing Diamonds are forever?

    • 007 says:

      Exactly. It sounds like very classic James Bond theme. I was expecting something more fresh, classic but with modern twist.

    • LAK says:

      I thought the same. When was Diamonds are forever? I guess that’s what happens when corporate brands finance a film especially if said film is a franchise, all originality goes out the window.

      The last original bond song I can remember is a view to a kill by Duran Duran.

      All the rest since then are derivative repeats of Shirley Bassey Diamonds are forever complete with her vocal stylings and that’s all I hear in this song, despite Adele singing.

      It’s quite an accomplishment to get Tina Turner, Madonna and Adele to put out the same shirley Bassey song!!!

      • Amelia says:

        A quick Google says that ‘Diamonds’ was 1971

      • LAK says:

        Thanks @Amelia. Too lazy to google.

        It’s kind of sad that they will not step out of the box for the BOND theme as they used to.

        The score has always been the same but the song used to be different.

        I have a mental image of a committee of people making a decision to go with diamonds are forever, forever it uses the Bond score Within it’s arrangement so that people immediately recognise Bond, so they can sell corporate product effortlessly. Lazy, derivative and unoriginal.

        These days, we’d never get Live and let die or View to a kill or moonraker!!!

  7. belly says:

    Her voice, my God, HER VOICE. Incredible.

  8. Sophie says:

    OMG that is incredible. GOOSEBUMPS. This movie is going to be aaaamazing

  9. minime says:

    wow! It sounds great!! Oh and I love the plotline with Adele as a bong girl (sigh) How cool would that be???!

  10. phoenix says:

    I like the bond themes. This one sounds good.

  11. Melanie says:

    I’ve listened to the song six times this morning. Wanna loop it and have it play all day on my desktop while I work. Beautiful–Adele and the song!

  12. Bubbling says:

    OMG! Adele SANG that song! Production through the roof! I’m happy now!

  13. Eleonor says:

    I like it!
    But my second thought was Amy Winehouse Back to black would have been a GREAT Bond theme :(

  14. Liberty says:

    Bravo! And yes, she would be the most stunning Bond girl – i hope the producers get wise.

  15. V4Real says:

    Sorry’ I’m with Simone Cowell on this; I can’t take anymore of Adele’s music. Rolling in the Deep, Set Fire to the Rain, Rumor Has it and Someone like you; why so angry and depressed for such a young lady?

    • ronnie says:

      Its not for everyone but sometimes you like a good ballad to sing and feel sad for a moment. :-)

    • flan says:

      Young women shouldn’t always have to sit up and smile and suck up their feelings. Women don’t just exist to please others.

      • The Original Tiffany says:

        Hell yes and Amen! We women are full of complex emotions, why can’t we sing about heartbreak and love lost so beautifully. Her LIVE album is stunning too, there is no auto tune on this freak of nature. She is all real, all raw and all amazing.

        I’ll take Adele belting out any of those songs a million times over before listening to ONE taylor swift gag fest of a love song.

        Let’s hear it for real freaking music, shall we?

      • Amelia says:

        Tiff, thanks for bringing up Shifty Swifty, I was just about to say – we’re more than entitled to belt out a heartbreaking, soul wrenching song that shakes you to the very core, but *not* if there are any unicorns or rainbows in sight.
        Unless sparkly sick bags are provided also.

      • LAK says:

        Personally I prefer the raw anger of Jagged Little Pill over sitting in a corner crying about it like swifty and adele!!!!

    • Nessa says:

      Omg, you need the listen to “one and only” off her album. It is an incredible love song. I don’t know why she didn’t make it one of the singles! It’s that good.

      • Macey says:

        One and Only is by far my fav. on that album. Not sure why they didnt add that into the radio mix either. Im just excited for some new Adele music. As much as I do love that album, Ive over played it. Hopefully they’ll be more of her and not just this one.

        and Im with the rest up there. Even if her music is over-played, Id rather listen to her than say RiRi or Taylor Swift. Swifty’s new single is already getting on my nerves. I usually dont mind her enough that I have to change the station but that Never getting Back Together is just annoying. These poor teens of today have no clue what real talented musicians are.

    • V4Real says:

      My comment was not about young women sucking up their feelings or existing to please others, my comment was simply about not being a fan of her music. I like sad and love songs just as much as the next person but I like an artist who can mix it up. I’m not much into rap music that demeans women but I bet there are young women out there nodding there heads to Lil Wayne, Jay Z and 50 Cents. BTW I’m definetely not a fan of Swift either.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        You should have just said that you’re not a fan of singer/songwriters or traditional ballad-crooners :)

        I’m in the same boat as you. I don’t listen to Adele’s music because it’s not really my style but the woman can SANG (as they say) and it makes me happy to see a young woman who is truly talented achieve the level of appreciation and success that she has.

        I’m not nodding my head to 50 Cent or Lil Wayne, but I AM nodding my head to some Brother Ali, Atmosphere, K-Os and even some Hoodie Allen for fun ;)

  16. lucy2 says:

    Love it! Can’t wait to buy it. You can tell it’s a Bond song, but definitely an Adele song too. I would LOVE to see her win an Oscar for it!
    Wow, she has the most beautiful face and voice.

  17. pretty says:

    The song is quite dull..Doesn’t have an impact..

  18. nate says:

    I would have preferred Florence + the Machine sang this song alas…

  19. Lou says:

    It is so b.o.r.i.n.g and she sounds really disengaged on it. Very predictable too. Snooze.

  20. Green_Eyes says:

    Love it. Saws preview of the new Bond movie. Javier as a blonde? Not so sure about..but love his accent none the less. Think hubby could “drag” me to see it lol.

  21. Jill says:

    Like how they slimmed her up.

  22. Laura says:

    Adele is one of the few current musical acts that possesses actual talent. She is also a very pretty lady who seems confident in herself – without the need to dress like a whore or a weirdo.

    I have not heard this new song yet but I am sure it is excellent. I hope Adele continues to enjoy success in her career.

  23. Ellie66 says:

    Love the snippet can’t wait for the songs release yay! She makes me swoon! :)

  24. some bitch says:

    Adele’s voice is like melted chocolate. I just love her. Looking forward to hearing the full track now, it’s probably my favourite Bond track since Garbage put out “The World is Not Enough”.

  25. Gracie says:

    Not on the Adele bandwagon, she irritates me both with her presence and her music makes me cringe. I don’t think she has a good voice either,but if you like her, great. I’m just tired of people acting like she’s so revolutionary, because she’s the farthest thing from it.

  26. Danziger says:

    I expected more, and this isn’t her strongest vocal performance, not by a long shot. If anything, she sounds bored and/or tired on the track.

  27. The Original Original says:

    I dont like it. Maybe its just the sound cloud version that I heard? I think its awful, and the reference to the past Bond movie titles is really cheesy IMO

  28. RobN says:

    Sounds exactly like every other Bond theme song. Liked the others? You’ll like this one.

  29. Crystal says:

    Adele IS a Bond girl. God, how much would you love that? Daniel Craig seducing Adele? I need that. I need Adele to make a cameo in a Bond film. I need Daniel Craig’s James Bond to have a chubby ginger girlfriend with a Cockney accent.

    ^^^THIS!!! LOVE Adele. She is a beautiful voluptuous talented woman. She deserves to be THE heroine and to be desired by the man all the women want.

  30. Nessa says:

    I love her always and forever.

  31. Maura says:

    Available for prepurchase on iTunes now. I got an email from Adele’s website about an hour ago with the link. $1.29. YEA!

  32. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    She’s better than this. Here, her voice sounds weak like she’s barely making it through each sentence. As for the song itself, she’s just singing the titles of past Bond movies to a melody that is utterly forgettable.

    Also, I think she’s beautiful, but Vogue is almost insulting her by trying to make her look like something she’s not. She doesn’t need that.

    Best Bond song in recent memory is K.D. Lang’s “Tomorrow Never Dies” (not the one with horrible screeching by Sheryl Crow) — now THAT is a powerful voice. Too bad it was attached to such a terrible movie.

  33. Dawn says:

    See now, she is the full package she has beauty and talent. I like her lots and wish her nothing but good luck in her life.

  34. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Wish I could hear it, but none of the links work :( .

  35. Jo Darby says:

    It’s a little predictable. It sounds like another Bond theme. Do love her and her voice though.

  36. kristiner says:

    I love her voice but I dislike the tone. She sounds too low like she’s just talking in a deep deep voice and not really singing.

    And it’s a little slow. I love The World is Not Enough and it’s slow but it had pizzazz with the background.

    This one is an easy snooze. Disappointed because it’s Adele.

  37. savedbykittylitter says:

    Alright so… huh.. her voice is nice, the tune / background music/ whatever you wanna call it is great, buuut I wish something more loud [her voice louder] she is like singing so soft, (this is not the right term) but I’d like her to “scream more” you know what I mean? with higher notes like the other Bond song…

  38. Mira says:

    Adele has a great voice but I’m not really into her music. This one is just okay. Not in the league of Tina Turner’s Golden Eye, K.D. Lang’s Tomorrow Never Dies and Garbage’s The World Is Not Enough. Hell I even like Sheryl Crow’s version of Tomorrow Never Dies and Madonna’s Die Another Day. Not to forget Alicia Keys and Jack White’s Another Way to Die.

  39. dahlianoir says:

    I am a huge fan of Adele but this song doesn’t do anything for me. “Goldeneye” and ” You know my name” are still my favorite.