Friday, October 5, 2012

Skyfall - Adele (Review)

The world can finally agree on one thing; that they have picked the right singer to carry the theme song of the newest James Bond flick. Not only that, “Skyfall” is a nostalgic tram ride back to the days of glamourpuss-femme fatale sound of Shirley Bassey, the diva originale who is responsible for three of the biggest Bond theme songs in history, “Goldfinger”, “Diamonds Are Forever” and “Moonraker”. Well, in 2012, a true diva may no longer wear her glittery gowns and sky-high wigs but she may simply stand still in the middle of the stage and demand mass adoration with her glorious voice alone. That’s exactly what Adele is capable of. “Skyfall” succeeds in keeping the perfect balance between the signature Adele sound and sexy, sophisticated and stately sound of previous Bond tunes. Adele is well aware that she can neither go over-the-top with her vocals nor under-sing the song. Unlike Madonna’s “Die Another Day”, this orchestra-tinged piano-led ballad does not stray too far from the original Bond anthems from the 60s. It is not only catchy enough to be played on the radios without having any association with the film, but also it will astound the audience when opening credits roll with sexy Bond girls galore on the silver screen. Watch out for the 12-second belted note at the end, not in Miss Bassey’s caliber but precisely executed , the Adele way. “Skyfall” is the ultimate Bond theme song that we’ve been waiting for since Tina Turner’s “Goldeneye”.

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