Sometimes a rumor pans out; such is the case with Adele‘s speculated contribution to the Skyfall theme. Earlier today, the singer confirmed that she did indeed record the theme song to the new James Bond film by tweeting a photo of the sheet music, with her name listed amongst the credits.
“Skyfall” was co-written and produced by Adele’s production partner Paul Epworth, the man behind her Grammy-winning hit “Rolling In the Deep.” J.A.C. Redford, an Emmy-nominated film/television composer, is credited alongside Epworth for his work on the arrangement.
According to the official press release from Columbia Records, Adele solicited Epworth’s help after reading a copy of the Skyfall script. She was hesitant to accept the high-profile job at first, admitting “there’s a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song.” But ultimately she “fell in love” with the script, and with Epworth’s involvement her decision to take on the ambitious project ended up being “a bit of a no brainer” to do.
Will Adele’s “Skyfall” hold its own within the catalogue of Bond themes? She’ll probably be fine, and we can say this with near certainty: it can’t possibly be worse than Tom Jones’ “Thunderball.”
Adele will premiere “Skyfall” globally via her official website (www.Adele.tv) on Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:07 p.m. EST. Skyfall hits theaters Nov. 9 (Oct. 26 in the UK).