There’s not really much else to say given that we all knew this was coming, so I’ll just defer to the announcement itself…
Adele will premiere “Skyfall”, the official theme song to the upcoming 007 film of the same name, globally via her official site on Friday October 5th at 0:07 BST/LONDON time (7:07pm EST on October 4th). The track is available for pre-order at iTunes starting today. October 5th marks the 50th anniversary of the release of DR. NO and is being celebrated as Global James Bond Day.
After reading the script for the film, Adele enlisted Paul Epworth to co-write and produce the theme song to “Skyfall.” Adele admits, “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!” Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, “Skyfall” features the lush accompaniment of a 77-piece orchestra.
Sounds good to me. Besides, anything has to be better than “Another Way To Die“. The fact that Adele’s tune will be accompanied by visuals created by a returning Daniel Kleinman makes this announcement that much more exciting. That man has designed the title sequences for every Bond film since 1995 (with the exception of Quantum of Solace) and all have been fantastic…particularly those for Goldeneye and Casino Royale. Kudos to Sam Mendes & Co. for bringing him back on board for Skyfall.
And here we have a preview of the song, which sounds very soulful and classic. It fits into the Bond song canon nicely and I dig it. Can’t promise I will 10,000 plays from now, but this will surely sound great against whatever opening credits have been cooked up.
Source: James Bond’s FB