Adele Confirms ‘Skyfall’ Theme On Facebook And Twitter
While it was pretty much known that Adele would be singing the theme song for Skyfall, the next James Bond film, the singer put any and all doubts to the contrary to rest on Monday with posts to Facebook and Twitter confirming the gig.
The Grammy-winning singer follows in the footsteps of such stars as Paul McCartney and Tina Turner, who have contributed tracks to Bond films in the past. Being solicited to provide a theme song for a Bond film has become something of a film and music industry honor, with high-profile and in-vogue musicians frequently asked to set the tone for each entry in the long-running film franchise.
In Daniel Craig’s rebooted Bond series, Adele follows Jack White and Alicia Keys who performed “Another Way to Die” for 2008’s Quantum of Solace and Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell who sang “You Know My Name” for 2006’s Casino Royale. Singing a Bond theme has traditionally been an honor given to female artists, and Adele’s Skyfall theme will mark the first solo female performance in the rebooted series.
Adele’s new James Bond theme, Skyfall, will premiere at 0:07hr BST on Friday 5th October. Pre-order now at home.adele.tv
— Adele (@OfficialAdele) October 1, 2012
If you’re dying to get Adele’s Skyfall track, you can pre-order it on iTunes.