We’re doing a month celebrating James Bond’s fiftieth anniversary, so it feels fair to include the latest Bond theme, released on Friday. Adele actually seems like the perfect choice for a Bond theme, evoking the style of classic themes like Diamonds Are Forever and Goldfinger. I haven’t actually enjoyed a Bond theme since Garbage’s superb The World is Not Enough, but When The Sky Falls sounds much more classic than that, harking back to the middle of the Roger Moore era at the latest. (Being honest, I could easily imagine Shirley Bassey knocking it out as a Sean Connery theme.) It seems to support Sam Mendes’ claims he’s taking Bond back to his roots, with “echoes” of earlier films.
Check it out below, and let us know what you think. Interestingly, it may be disqualified from this year’s Oscars race, potentially blocking Skyfall‘s highest profile possible win. Ah well, it’s still a nice and classy Bond theme.
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