Rumors of Adele recording the latest James Bond theme song began to surface months ago but after she posted a photo on her Twitter feed of what many believed to be sheet music for the song, those rumors intensified. We now have confirmation.
The theme song for “Skyfall” was written by Adele and Paul Hepworth, the duo responsible for penning her hit record, “Rolling in the Deep.” The song that was recorded at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios with a 77-piece orchestra almost didn’t happen. In a statement, Adele said: “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 (Epworth) had some great ideas for the track and it ended up being a bit of a no brainer to do it in the end.”
The song is already creating quite a buzz. Not only does the release on Adele’s website coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of “Dr. No,” the first Bond movie but according to Billboard it’s projected to debut on the Billboard Hot 100.
So far Adele’s vocal styling is being compared Dame Shirley Bassey who recorded the “Goldfinger” and “Diamonds Are Forever” themes.”
Adele joins an elite list of artists to previously record Bond theme songs including Duran Duran, Carly Simon, Paul McCartney, Madonna & Alicia Keys.
Skyfall opens in Britain on October 26th and in the U.S. on November 9th. The cast includes Daniel Craig (Quantum of Solace) Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men), Albert Finney (Bourne Ultimatum), Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter films) and Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest).
Take a listen to “Skyfall” and tell us what you think.