There is a point when a piece of music transcends all expectations, strikes at your very essence. This for me is the Skyfall Theme Song: A modern masterpiece of melodic composition.
Yes, you could argue I am three years late to the party. But, no my friends, I have loved this genius orchestral haiku since it was first out into limited release before the film hit theatres. Latent praise, is still, nonetheless, praise indeed…
There is such a level of depth and detail and drama in this track that each time I hear it, the shivers never leave me. From the opening French Horn drop, to the drums punching through to the first chorus. What is apparent with this instrumental is the tremendous emotional depth put forth by every player through every note. The genius of this arrangement and the delivery of the final product is simply astonishing. I dare you to listen to it and not be gobsmacked. Even though I have listened to this dozens of times, like an emotional well of melodic inspiration, it keeps giving back.
I challenge anyone who listens to this not to be shattered to your very core. It is just that good, that powerful.