Adele’s “Skyfall” Cover Artwork & Premiere Date Revealed

Sam Lansky | October 1, 2012 9:41 am

Hot on the heels of Adele‘s confirmation via Twitter that she is indeed recording the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall, a press release today offered way more details about the upcoming single — including a premiere date of Friday, October 5 at 12:07 a.m. BT (that’s Thursday, October 4 at 7:07 p.m. ET for us Yanks). The song is to be made available for purchase on iTunes immediately after, and is up for pre-order now.

“Skyfall” marks Adele’s first recording since 21 became the best-selling album of both 2011 and 2012, but somehow we have a sneaking suspicion that it will live up to all the anticipation.

As teased by today’s Twitter photo, the song was indeed co-written with Paul Epworth. “I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall,” Adele says. “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!”

“Skyfall” will also feature a 77-piece orchestra which, funnily enough, seems like the only way to adequately compliment a voice like Adele’s.