British songbird Adele has lent her soulful vocals to the theme song for the upcoming James Bond feature, Skyfall, opening in theaters later this fall.
Rumors have swirled for months that the pregnant Grammy darling would crooner the eagerly awaited song which will open the 007 film. Over the weekend, Adele posted a snapshot of the song credits on her official Twitter page, confirming the speculation.
The “Someone Like You” hitmaker teamed up with Paul Epworth, who co-wrote and produced her hit “Rolling in the Deep,” to pen the theme But Adele admits she had reservations about the project:
“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.”
The track, recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with a 77-piece orchestra, will get its first play on the singer’s website this Friday.
“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 backcombing my hair when I’m 60 telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day, I’m sure.”
Adele’s “Skyfall” succeeds “Quantum of Solace,” the theme to the last Bond hit, which was performed by Jack White and Alicia Keys. Other notable Bond singers include Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, A-Ha and Duran Duran.
Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig, opens Oct. 26 in the UK before arriving Stateside. Nov. 9.