A minute and a half preview of Adele’s theme song for the newest James Bond film, Skyfall, has leaked. There are a lot of interesting lyrical choices in the song that refer to the previous two Daniel Craig-starring James Bond films. The lyrics, “You can take my name / But you’ll never take my heart” seem to directly reference the title sequence to Casino Royale, “You Know My Name.”
Take a listen.
Sounds great. But a Bond theme often relies on the compatibility of its title sequence. Skyfall is being designed by Daniel Kleinman, the man behind the credits for the previous two Daniel Craig Bond films, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Unlike the rock-heavy tracks for those films, Adele’s clear, powerful vocals harken back to ’60s-era Bond when songstresses like Shirley Bassey set the tone.
From the Adele sample, it seems like the Skyfall theme/title sequence will be more plaintive, almost as it it’s “the end” for 007. This is a great fit for Adele, of course, as she’s made a career crooning about soulful heartbreak. If the Skyfall titles follows classic James Bond tradition, I expect to see a lot of naked women falling from the sky.
You can hear the theme (and watch the titles) in its entirety when Skyfall hits theaters November 6th.