Global James Bond Day just got a little more exciting. The official James Bond Facebook has announced that Adele will premiere the Skyfall theme song on her website at 0:07 BST on Saturday (also known as 7:07 p.m. ET/4:07 PT Friday). For those of you keeping track, that's nearly a month before Skyfall hits theaters.
“I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall," Adele said in a statement. "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 [producer] Paul [Epworth] 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!"
Adele read the script for Skyfall and then agreed to co-write the theme song with Epworth. It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with the help of a 77-piece orchestra, the official announcement says.
Rumors of Adele's involvement have been swirling for a month now, but this is the first official confirmation we have of the news. Showbiz411 recently heard a snippet of the song and described it as an "ominous, dramatic ballad." The chorus reportedly goes, "Let the sky fall/Let it crumble/We will stand tall/And face it all/together.”
Directed by Sam Mendes, Skyfall finds 007's loyalty to M (Judi Dench) tested as her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, Bond must track down and destroy the threat, no matter what the personal cost. The film, which also stars Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory, Ola Rapace and Tonia Sotiropoulou, opens in the United Kingdom Oct. 26 and in the United States Nov. 9.