After months of speculation, Adele finally confirmed this week that she was writing and performing the theme tune for upcoming James Bond outing 'Skyfall' - and last night, it finally premiered.
But after so much hype, does it meet expectation? We're going to give it a big thumbs up.
What's so good about 'Skyfall' is that, as suggested by the pre-premiere whisperings, it takes the film franchise's musical traditions back to their roots. None of the indie-ness of Alicia Keys and Jack White's attempt for 'Quantum of Solace'. None of the outright hilarious robotics of Madonna's 'Die Another Day'.
It's just a big classy, brassy epic fronted by a strong and at times haunting vocal by one of the world's most respected singers. And rather than pander to convention and explode in a flurry of money notes and key changes in the final act, it instead builds much more subtley; allowing the orchestra to swell while the frontwoman herself refrains from self-indulgent vocal acrobatics.
It may already be at No1 on iTunes, but its awkward release date towards the end of the sales week means it has an uphill struggle ahead of it if it's going to become the first ever Bond theme to top the UK charts - particularly considering that, in such a competitive week of new releases, there's already Rihanna and One Direction to contend with.
But, whatever happens in terms of chart positions, Bond producers can be overjoyed that convincing gajillion-selling legend Adele to write and record their latest theme has resulted in one of the series' best tracks in AGES.