By Gregory Hicks, Daily Arts Writer
Published February 26, 2013
The commanding vocal tone pressures the thrilling portions of the new Bond theme, while the echoed falsetto becomes mysterious, almost sinister.
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The accompaniment builds flawlessly — introducing the piece with a burst of classic Bond brass which instantly vanishes, making room for an isolated piano theme. The string orchestra also bursts in as the chorus commences, remaining until the track’s finale, characterized by another sample of a former Bond composition.
Interestingly enough, negotiations for the writing and performance of 007’s new track were being discussed with Adele before the release of her worldwide bestselling album, 21. Fate must’ve also been collaborating with Sony Pictures and Columbia Records for this winning nominee.