Published Oct 01, 2012We already knew that Adele would be singing the theme tune for the upcoming James Bond movie, Skyfall, and now the details of the new track have been officially announced.
As expected, the song is simply called "Skyfall." It will premiere globally on October 5 via the British soul singer's website. In classic 007 style, it will be posted at 12:07 a.m. BST (which, on a 24-hour clock, is 00:07), and then immediately made available for purchase. If you don't want to wait until then to fork over your money, pre-order your copy from iTunes.
The track was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with a 77-piece orchestra. It is Adele's first recording since the insanely successful 21. It was co-written with producer Paul Epworth, who helped out with a handful of tracks on 21, including the smash single "Rolling in the Deep."
Adele said in a statement, "I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall. There's a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song. But I fell in love with the script and Paul had some great ideas for the track, and it ended up being a bit of a no brainer to do it in the end. It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I've never done, which made it exciting. When we recorded the strings it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I'll be back combing my hair when I'm 60 telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day I'm sure!"
Conveniently enough, October 5 is also Global James Bond Day in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the franchise's first film, Dr. No.
Skyfall will arrive in British theatres on October 26 before coming to North American cinemas on November 9.
UPDATE: You can hear a 90-second preview of Adele's "Skyfall" over here.