Adele is a woman with a big personality. Typically, she has plenty to say whenever someone puts a microphone in front of her, but today, well, today was a little bit different. After the singer was announced as the winner of the Academy Award for original song, she almost started crying on the way to the stage, and by the time she got there, she could only utter out a few words before handing it over to “Skyfall’s” co-writer Paul Epworth.
It was a very beautiful, humbling moment, but it actually almost never happened. For years, the Bond films were known for their beautiful, powerful and sultry theme songs sung by female vocalists, but in recent years, directors have chosen rock songs instead. When Sam Mendes boarded the project, he decided to shoot for a more classic theme, and that’s where Adele came in. She and Epworth agreed to write the song and later recored it at Abbey Road Studios. Since its release, it has sold more than two million copies, and picked up a Golden Globe and now, an Oscar.
Pop Blend’s sincerest congratulations go out to Adele. Prior to “Skyfall”, it had been more than thirty years since a Bond track had been nominated for an Academy Award. Considering how well received Skyfall was and the fact that it marked the fiftieth anniversary of the franchise, it’s fitting the movie was able to find a song that matched its quality. Kudos to Academy voters for recognizing that.
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