Adele Confirms She's Singing, Recording the New James Bond Theme for Skyfall

Entertainment Oct. 1, 2012 AT 11:45AM
Adele at the 2012 BRIT Awards and Daniel Craig as James Bond Adele at the 2012 BRIT Awards and Daniel Craig as James Bond Credit: Dave M. Benett/Getty; Entertainment Pictures/Zuma Press

Adele may be giving birth to her first child later this fall, but she'll have another new baby to share with the world: "Skyfall," the theme song for new James Bond film of the same name.

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Confirming many months of speculation, the "Someone Like You" singer tweeted a photo on Monday Oct. 1 in which her manicured hand grazes the cover page of sheet music for "Skyfall" (from the motion picture Skyfall), authored by "A. Adkins" (Adele Adkins) and "P. Epworth" (Paul Epworth, the singer's go-to songwriting partner, who helped pen tracks on her legendary 21 album).

The news was then announced via press release from Columbia Records. "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," Adele said in a statement.

The son was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with a 77-piece orchestra. "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," she added.

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he song will premiere on Adele's site www.adele.tv this Friday Oct. 5, and will be available immediately for download and purchase on iTunes.

The track will be Adele's first recording since 21's early 2011 release; she and love Simon Konecki are set to welcome their first child later this fall, according to a source.

Adele's "Skyfall" song -- for the 23rd James Bond film, and the third starring Daniel Craig as the sexy British spy, will follow in the footsteps of such singers as Madonna, Tina Turner, Sheena Easton, Shirley Mansion, Shirley Bassey and others, all who have sang James Bond themes.

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