What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that "Skyfall" is the kind of pop song that's laced with an alluringly sexy vibe, but contains no profanity, violence, or sex. The song accompanies the James Bond film of the same name, which, like all other 007 movies, is about a sultry seduction, intense romance, and ultimately, an untenable relationship. This song, however, is embraceable and will likely appeal to parents as much as older kids.
What's the story?
SKYFALL is the first single and title song to the soundtrack of the 23rd James Bond film of the same name. The song was written by British singer-songwriter Adele and her regular collaborator, Paul Epworth.
Is it any good?
Everything about "Skyfall" feels like a Bond song -- Adele's captivating vocals and heartbreaking lyrics, the song's lush orchestration, and the trademark "007" minor chord progression theme. The intrigue, mystery, sexiness, urgency, distance -- it's all here. Adele's velvety vocal is what really makes this song, especially when it swells at the end. "Skyfall" will sweep anyone's heart away and linger, leaving you wanting more.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about how music enhances the experience of watching a movie. How does music help set the mood? What would a movie be like without music?
Why do you think Adele was chosen to sing the theme song to the movie Skyfall? What are the qualities of her voice? What makes a singer or song Bond-worthy?
While the song's lyrics are clean, it's still about a mature theme. Do the lyrics match the mood of the music?