Adele — “Skyfall”
As we mentioned upon hearing the preview, Adele’s soulful voice steals all the attention from the grand and ornate accompaniment. The call-and-response choir seems a little gaudy, even by Bond standards, but Adele’s simmering vocal keeps everything grounded. And then during the song’s final third, Adele does, in fact, make the sky fall, in typical Adele fashion.
The track was co-written and produced by Adele’s frequent collaborator Paul Epworth, who was behind the boards for “Rolling In the Deep,” and it features a 77-piece orchestra which was arranged by Epworth and Emmy-nominated film and TV composer J.A.C. Redford.