Update: you can now stream a snippet of ‘Skyfall’ here. It is roughly exactly how you’d expect Adele doing a Bond theme to sound, and isn’t bad at all.
As previously reported, Adele has sung the theme to Skyfall, the latest James Bond movie.
We now, however, have some concrete release details. Audio of the song, also titled ‘Skyfall’, will stream from Adele’s homepage on Friday October 5 at 0:07 (we presumably don’t need to tell you why it’s at that time). The track will be able to purchase as a download directly after the premiere, and is available for pre-order now.
The track was co-written and produced by regular Adele collaborator Paul Epworth, and recorded with a 77-piece orchestra. In a press release sent out today, Adele reveals that “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!”
Skyfall (the film, this time) will be released on October 26 in the UK, and November 9 in the US.