Adele to premiere new Bond tune on October 5 – unofficially being dubbed ‘Global James Bond Day’

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The producers of the Bond movie franchise are renowned for commissioning major artists to sing each new film’s theme song. Previous talent to have lent their vocals to Bond themes include Tina Turner, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, and the more old-fashioned guard of Shirley Bassey (no less three contributions), Nancy Sinatra, and Rita Coolidge. Then there’ve been the odd ‘artier’ acts to have lent their tonsils to 007 tunes, more recently the unlikely pairing of Jack White and Alicia Keys for the Quantum Of Solace soundtrack in 2008, and Garbage’s The World Is Not Enough in 1999.

It comes as no surprise that Adele has been picked to sing the theme song to this year’s Skyfall release, since the gal oozes all that is Bond: the larger than life aesthetic, that big hair, the glamorous gowns, and most importantly, the definitive voice.

Adele’s Skyfall will be launched globally via her official website (www.adele.tv) this Friday 5 October. At 0:07am London time (geddit?). That’s 9.07am Australian EST the same day.

That date itself marks the 50th anniversary of the release of classic Bond film Dr. No and producers are now unofficially dubbing October 5 ‘Global James Bond Day’.

 

Adele’s single Skyfall will be out through Remote Control Records / Sony Music.

The film will be released November 22.