|"Skyfall", performed by Adele, is the theme song to the eponymous film, the 23rd in the James Bond film series. The track was co-written by Adele and producer Paul Epworth, and features orchestrations by J. A. C. Redford. "Skyfall" is set to be released on October 5, 2012, as part of the "James Bond Day" celebrations by Eon Productions - the day marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first Bond film, Dr. No.
After reading the script for the film, Adele enlisted Paul Epworth to co-write and produce the theme song to “Skyfall.” Adele admits, “I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall. 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!” The song was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, and features a 77-piece orchestra.
Following the success of the song, Daniel Craig requested that Adele sing the theme for the next Bond theme as well; it was later reported that the producers of Skyfall were in the process of signing Adele to sing the next Bond theme, although Adele has yet to confirm this.