Listen to Adele’s New Bond Theme Song 

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Oct. 4 2012 5:41 PM

Listen to Adele’s New Bond Theme

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Adele’s theme song for Skyfall, the upcoming entry in the James Bond franchise, has just been leaked in full. The results echo the Bond themes of old, with a lush, brooding quality that suits the British singer’s typical retro style. As the song crescendos, Adele’s vocals remain calm, without the thunderous acoustics she has showed off in songs like her massive hit “Rolling in the Deep.” Still, her voice is as powerful as ever.

We’ll update this post when an official version becomes available at 0:07 BST (British Summer Time) tonight. For now, you can listen to the recording that has been making its way around the web today. Enjoy.

Update: You can listen to the official version from Adele's YouTube channel below.

Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.