Listen to Adele’s Full “Skyfall” Theme


After teasing us with a snippet earlier in the week, Adele’s theme song for Skyfall — which she wrote with her “Rolling in the Deep” collaborator Paul Epworth and recorded at Abbey Road Studios with a 77-piece orchestra — was officially set to premiere tonight at 7:07pm EST (otherwise known as 0:07 GMT), in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond film, Dr. No. It seems, however, that a French radio station jumped the gun and played the track a bit early. Thankfully, Slashfilm posted the leaked clip — which they call “a lush, gorgeous bit of audio” that’s “rich orchestral swells and Shirley Bassey overtones” — for your listening pleasure. Give it a spin and let us know in the comments where you think this theme fits in the pantheon of classic Bond tunes.