This is a Bond song worthy of the iconic movie franchise. Adele revives memories of Shirley Bassey singing “Goldfinger.” The British singer, who can’t seem to do anything wrong, connects… a welcome hit after recent forgettable Bond themes from Madonna (“Die Another Day”) and the Jack White-Alicia Keys duo (“Another Way to Die”).
An excerpt from the song leaked online on Tuesday, ahead of the official premiere of the theme song to the upcoming Bond film (Nov. 9) takes place on Adele’s official web site on Friday, Oct. 5 at 0:07 BST/London time (7:07 p.m. EST on Oct. 4). The track is available for pre-order at iTunes. Oct. 5 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of “Dr. No” and is being celebrated as Global James Bond Day.
Adele enlisted Paul Epworth (“Rolling In The Deep”) to co-write and produce the theme song to “Skyfall.”
Adele on the 007 Facebook page:
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.
Adele is the first British singer since Duran Duran in 1985 to sing the theme song for a Bond movie.