Adele’s James Bond Theme for SKYFALL Set for Release This Thursday

     October 1, 2012

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Everything we’ve seen from director Sam Mendes’s upcoming James Bond film Skyfall thus far has been great, and setting Grammy-hoarder Adele as the artist tasked with singing the film’s theme song was yet another terrific choice.  Adele wrote the song (aptly named “Skyfall”) with her Rolling in the Deep producer/collaborator Paul Epworth, and now the official album artwork has been released in anticipation of the song’s unveiling this Thursday, October 4th.  Adele’s voice is pitch perfect for a Bond theme, and this song harkens back to the themes of the older, classic James Bond films.  It should be a great mood-setter when it plays in front of the finished film.

Hit the jump to check out the album artwork and to read Adele’s thoughts on recording the theme song for a James Bond film.  The song “Skyfall” will officially be released this Thursday, October 4th at 7:07pm EST, while the movie Skyfall opens on November 9th.

Here’s some information on “Skyfall” courtesy of the 007 Facebook page:

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.

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