Adele will premiere her latest recording “Skyfall,” the official theme song to the upcoming 007 adventure of the same name, globally via her official site (www.Adele.tv) on Friday, Oct. 5.
According to Columbia Records, the track will be available to purchase as a download immediately after this premiere. The track is available for pre-order at iTunes (http://smarturl.it/AdeleSkyfall).
Honored with 6 Grammy Awards, Adele tied the record held by Beyonce for most Grammys won by a female artist in a single year, as well as Eric Clapton’s record for most Grammys won by a British artist in one night.
October 5th marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No, and thus the James Bond film franchise, and will be celebrated as Global James Bond Day.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise on the anniversary of Dr. No, which enjoyed its world film premiere in London on October 5, 1962, and in anticipation of the worldwide release of the 23rd James Bond adventure Skyfall, Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced that October 5, 2012 will be Global James Bond Day, a day-long series of events for Bond fans around the world. (Read: Global James Bond Day on 50th Anniversary)
Meanwhile, Heineken, the world’s leading premium beer brand, announced a new TV and digital campaign in anticipation of the upcoming release of Skyfall in which Daniel Craig brings his explosive portrayal of James Bond to a Heineken ad for the very first time. (Read: Will You Crack the Case for the Bond Girl?)
After reading the script for the film, Adele enlisted Paul Epworth to co-write and produce the theme song to “Skyfall.”
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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 sophomore album 21 in early 2011.
“Skyfall,” the movie, will be released on Oct. 26, 2012 in the UK and on Nov. 9, 2012 in the U.S.