Adele will premiere her latest recording Skyfall, the official theme song to the upcoming 007 story of the same name, globally via her official site http://home.adele.tv on Friday October 5th at 0:07 BST/London time.
The track will be available to purchase as a download immediately after the premiere. It is available for pre-order at iTunes starting today (October 1).
October 5 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No and 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 admitted: “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 accompaniment of a 77-piece orchestra.
Skyfall is the first recording by Adele since releasing her massively successful album 21 in early 2011. To date 21 has sold over 24 million albums worldwide and garnered Adele six Grammy Awards, two BRIT Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards.
Skyfall the movie will be released on October 26, 2012 in the UK and on November 9, 2012 in the US.