The studio version of Adele's theme song for the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, arrived Thursday night, along with a lyric video and more details on how the haunting ballad came to fruition.
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"I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall," says Adele, who read the film's script before penning the track's lyrics with producer Paul Epworth. "There's a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song.
"But I fell in love with the script."
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A 77-piece orchestra back Adele's vocals on "Skyfall," which she recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London.
"When we recorded the strings it was one of the proudest moments of my life," Adele adds in a statement. "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.”
On Monday, the Grammy-winning singer had teased "Skyfall" on Twitter with a photo of what appears to be a pile of sheet music. The credits on the front page list (Adele) Adkins and (Paul) Epworth, who produced Adele's massive hit "Rolling in the Deep." And on Adele’s Facebook page, a post revealed the single's artwork.
— Adele (@OfficialAdele) October 1, 2012
Leaked audio surfaced the following day. And earlier Thursday, a radio station played "Skyfall" too early.
People can download the song on iTunes, or listen to it on Adele.TV, where "Skyfall" premiered to coincide with the James Bond franchise's 50th anniversary.
Skyfall lands in UK theaters Oct. 26 and U.S. theaters Nov. 9.
All week we've asked you to vote for which previous theme song you think reigns supreme above all others.
After more than 8,000 votes so far, 2006's "You Know My Name" from Casino Royale (Chris Cornell) and 1973's "Live and Let Die" from Live and Let Die (Wings and Paul McCartney) are in the lead.
Don't agree? Vote for your favorite one past theme song now. Like Adele's single best? Say so in the comments.
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