James Bond has a new ally.
Earlier this month, Adele sent fans into a chatter of conspiracy theories when photographers spied the multi-platinum-selling singer entering London’s Abbey Road Studios, the recording site for the soundtrack of the next Bond film.
She also added fuel to the fire when she hinted to France’s NJR radio that “a new song is coming out probably by the end of the year,” after she had already informed fans that she wouldn’t be releasing another studio album for another two years.
Today it’s been confirmed with news licensed to kill those rumors: The “Rolling in the Deep” singer-songwriter will provide the film’s official theme song. This knights the current queen of last year’s Grammy Awards into an exclusive club of former 007 theme-sters: Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Madonna, Duran Duran, and Paul McCartney.
The title of the track is less imaginative (it’s also called “Skyfall”), but it’ll most likely be an improvement over the last film’s theme by Jack White and Alicia Keys, which kind of passed under the radar like a jewel thief in the night.
Adele is currently on top of the world. Her sophomore album 21 has sold over 22 million copies worldwide and she’s expecting her first child, due this month, with her boyfriend Simon Konecki. Let’s hope this new song and collaboration with “Skyfall” only boosts her in this climb to another Cloud 9 of success.
“Skyfall” is the 23rd installment in the 007 franchise. It’s directed by Sam Mendens and opens in the US on November 9, starring Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Narris, Ben Whishaw, and of course, Daniel Craig.