UPDATE: Sony confirmed the news, clarifying that the single, simply titled "Skyfall," will be sung by Adele and released Oct. 5 at (wait for it) 0:07 a.m. London time. While the time's meaning is clear enough, the date is also something special, as Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the film franchise, and, as it happens, is also Global James Bond Day.
"I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall," Adele said. "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 backcombing my hair when I'm 60, telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day, I'm sure!"
Adele is apparently a Bond girl, after all. Well, at least of the music variety.
Following months of speculation that the Grammy winner would be recording the theme song to the upcoming 007 flick, Skyfall, it seems the rumors might be true.
What's more, Roger Friedman of Showbiz 411 reports he has actually heard the track, believed to be titled "Let the Sky Fall," and offers his take on the tune.
"It's an ominous, dramatic ballad, with lots of gorgeous horn flourishes peeking out through Adele's now trademark vocals," says Friedman. "It's also fresh, new and original."
Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig as the suave superspy, hits theaters on Nov. 9.
Now we can't wait to see and hear it!