‘I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song,’ she says. ‘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 [co-writer] Paul Epworth 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!’
The track, which was recorded with a 77-piece orchestra, will premiere on Adele’s official site this Friday 5 October at 0:07am to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr No. The song is available to pre-order on iTunes now.
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