Adele unleashes Bond’s Skyfall

I don’t like to blow my own trumpet but, nearly five years ago, I stated that a little-known singer from Tottenham called Adele had “the potential to be a truly remarkable artist.”  Since then, her rise to megastardom has been meteoric, with record sales galore and awards coming out of her ears (not literally). This week she released her new single, which just so happens to be the theme tune for the upcoming Bond film, Skyfall. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, the song features the lush accompaniment of a 77-piece orchestra.

“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,” the Londoner admits. “But I fell in love with the script and Paul [Epworth, producer] 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.”

Words by Bobby Townsend