After months of rumours and leaks, Adele is finally
officially confirmed as the title song artist for
1st October 2012
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
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.
“Skyfall” is the first recording by Adele since
releasing her massively successful second album 21 in early 2011.
To date 21 has sold over 24 million albums worldwide and garnered
Adele 6 Grammy Awards, 2 BRIT Awards and 2 Ivor Novello Awards.
21 is the biggest selling album of both 2011 and 2012.
The 23rd James Bond
film, "Skyfall", commenced principal studio photography on 7th November
2011 for a UK
release on October 26th, 2012 and the USA on November
9, 2012. MGM will produce, finance and distribute 007's
23rd adventure in
partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Daniel Craig will
be returning as the legendary British secret agent, alongside Judi
Dench as "M", with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal
Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. The cast will also include Bérénice Marlohe,
Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Wishaw.
The film will shoot at Pinewood Studios and on location in London, England;
Scotland; Shanghai, China and Istanbul, Turkey.
It will be the longest gap between Bond movies without
a change in the lead role. In addition, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of
the EON Productions series of James