UPDATE 10a Friday: “Skyfall” was released at 7:07pm Eastern and it’s already number 1 on iTunes this morning. It may be the fastest trip to number 1 on the downloading service ever. Numbers aren’t in yet for how many people plunked down $1.29 for Adele’s first new record in almost two years.
After snippets had begun to surface online, "Skyfall," Adele's title song for the new James Bond film of the same name, has been unleashed in its entirety. A 77-piece orchestra and the singer's sultry voice combine to produce a 007 song that harkens back to the best.
The version posted to the singer's YouTube channel, below, features an animation based on the the song's cover art, and incorporates some of the song's lyrics.
Directed by Sam Mendes, Skyfall opens in the U.S. on Nov. 9th.