Adele to sing latest James Bond theme song

Posted at 10/02/12 1:30 PM

MANILA, Philippine --- Pop sensation Adele will premiere her latest recording “Skyfall,” the theme song to the upcoming James Bond movie, globally via her official site (www.Adele.tv) on Friday, October 5.

The track will be available to purchase as a download immediately after its premiere. The track is also available for pre-order at iTunes (http://smarturl.it/AdeleSkyfall).

October 5 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.

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 sophomore album “21” in early 2011. To date “21” has sold over 24 million albums worldwide and garnered Adele six Grammy Awards. “21” is the biggest selling album of both 2011 and 2012.

In “Skyfall,” James Bond’s (Daniel Craig) loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

It opens on Philippine theaters on October 31.