Producer denies Adele ‘Skyfall’ theme took ten minutes to record

Paul Epworth sets the record straight via Twitter

Producer Paul Epworth has denied reports suggesting that Adele recorded the theme song to James Bond film Skyfall in just ten minutes.

Earlier this month it was reported that the ’21’ star had finished work on the theme to the 007 film in unusually quick time. However, posting on Twitter this morning (Dec 18) producer Epworth said that he was tired of things being “taken out of context”. “Ok ok. Can I clarify this,” he wrote. “Adele didn’t record her final skyfall vocal in 10 minutes. We cut the first draft of the verse and chorus. It took us a while to hone the track into the end result. Don’t you just love it when things are taken out of context.”

Epworth was previously quoted as saying that he sat down to write the theme song for the new James Bond movie but felt it was too dark. However, Adele loved the track and they booked time in a studio straight away. reported him saying: “Within 10 minutes, she put down most of the vocals. She had the lyrics in her head when she drove over. It was the most absurd thing. She’s fast, but it was quite phenomenal.”

Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ theme for the latest Bond film is one of the 75 tracks nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The track has also been nominated for a Golden Globe.

Paul Epworth produced tracks on Adele’s huge selling album ’21’ and has also worked with Florence and The Machine, Friendly Fires and Bloc Party. Scroll down to see his tweets.