Now that the Harry Potter series has concluded, it looks like Britain is only back to having one film series to make the world stop and take notice the world of British Cinema: James Bond, and, as we know, next month is to be the première of the newest James Bond film, Skyfall.
But, of course, the film industry doesn’t fall under my purview, but what does is the music. As many of us have noticed, the title sequences of the Bond films have music that basically acts as a portrait of the state of the British Pop Industry at the time of the film’s release, from Tom Jones and Nancy Sinatra doing the title songs of Thunderball and You Only Live Twice, to Paul McCartney and Wings doing the hit version of “Live and Let Die” that still plays like a mid-show climax to Macca’s band today, and even “The Living Daylights” was done by 1987′s biggest band, A-Ha, with “Tomorrow Never Dies” performed by Sheryl Crow, straight off the success of her self-titled album, honorary Brit Madonna doing “Die Another Day”, and finally, The Quantum of Solace‘s theme song, “Another Way to Die” was done by Jack White of the White Stripes duetting with Alicia Keys.
So, who will have the honours of doing the theme song for Skyfall? Well, look at it this way: Adele’s latest album 21 has been certified as one of the highest-selling albums in the history of the U.K., and the last time anyone came anywhere near the same sales was in 1995, with the rise of Britpop and Oasis. Is there anyone else who typifies the best of music in the past few years than Adele? Last year, Adele admitted on Jonathan Ross’ show that she was asked to performed the song and showed no sign of having refused the honour.
Of course, nobody can prove anything, as usual, but all signs point to Adele performing the theme song for Skyfall, and if so, this will be the first new music that she has come up with since her last album’s release, and if the material she’s come out with so far is any indication, there can be no doubt that, if it’s true, this song will be amazing.