LISTEN TO A PREVIEW OF ADELE’S THEME SONG FOR ‘SKYFALL’
October 5th has been dubbed “James Bond” day, due to the 50th anniversary of the first “true” James Bond film, Dr. No(there was a TV-movie adaptation of Casino Royale in the 1950′s). One of the things the Bond camp is doing to celebrate the milestone is unveiling the theme song for latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, on Adele’s official website:
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.
Here’s a sample of the track, which already sounds like a winner. Adele is a big, brassy, jazzy kind of gal with a powerful and seductive voice — making her an absolutely perfect choice to perform a Bond theme. However, as good as it is, there’s just no way it can ever compare to the greatest Bond theme song of all-time! (video after the Adele sample):