Adele's Skyfall Theme Is Here

Hear her brassy, classy new tune

You’d have to have been living at the bottom of a hollowed-out volcano (with all your communications disrupted by a pesky secret agent) not to know that Adele was all but confirmed to be signing the theme tune to Skyfall. The lady herself tweeted a picture of the lyric sheet for the song – called, shockingly, Skyfall – earlier this week and now the track is finally online after an official launch at 0.07am BST (see what they did there, eh?). Give it a listen above.

Threaded through with bars from Monty Norman’s original theme for Bond, it’s a classic ballad that calls back towards the likes of Shirley Bassey and Matt Monro. Which, honestly, seems more than fitting given Sam Mendes and the EON team’s commitment to blend Bond’s past with his present for his latest adventure.

And if anyone was going to do a Bond theme justice, Ms. Adkins’ certainly qualified. You can also buy it from Adele's site via iTunes. So come on... what do you think? And to compare and contrast it to previous Bond tunes, check out our feature on just that...