Remember the apprehension people had with Celine Dion singing for Titanic but then it turned out to be so successful it even helped with the overall staying power of the movie? The same cannot be the same with Adele’s Skyfall for the latest Bond film.
The music stays true to the classic John Barry tune, and though it may sound good in the movie, Adele’s restrained voice and the mediocre lyrics keeps it from becoming great. At some point, it becomes boring and a little too hypnotic.
Not going as far as to say the song is awful which it’s not. It could’ve been great with Adele’s powerful jazzy voice if she was given enough freedom to do so. But then again, this is a Bond theme, and with it comes restrictions and standards to make sure that it doesn’t overshadow the film.
Don’t even get me started on the lyrics. It’s a theme for a Bond film after all. So it’s not surprising that it doesn’t make sense and can claim to be cryptic. One thing’s for sure, throughout the entire song, you will not be forgetting what movie it is for as the title “skyfall” is repeated 15 times – Fact.
Just make sure you listen to Skyfall with curvy shadows of women moving about and you’ll be fine.