Producer Paul Epworth has revealed that Adele recorded ‘Skyfall’ in 10 minutes.
Epworth, who produced the multi-platinum singer’s second album ’21’, said 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.
He told Hollywood.com: “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.
The producer went on to talk about his surprise to discover that the ‘Someone Like You’ singer had a hidden vocal talent that he had never heard from her before. “She never really mentioned she could sing the (Shirley) Bassey-esque slurs that she does in the opening,” he said. “She has an old soul.”
He continued: “She’s actually a very controlled vocalist. She has a lot of finesse and skill. She’s not just a powerhouse — it’s a lot of careful technique. That’s why she’s an amazing vocalist. It’s all control.”
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.