“I was 23 at the time,” Adele says, adding that since Skyfall was the 23rd James Bond film, it
made sense for her to write and record the titular theme song that earned her
an Oscar for Best Original Song.
The now 27-year-old also reveals she was pregnant with
her son, Angelo, when she recorded the track -- changing the register in her voice. "My
voice was really low,” she says, admitting it’s hard for her to perform the
song live. Her son was later born on Oct. 19, 2012, just two weeks after the
song was officially released.
In fact, the special was only the third time she ever sang “Skyfall” live following a performance at the 85th Academy Awards in 2013 (“That was a laugh,”
she jokes about the ceremony) and another during a BBC concert special that
aired this past November.
The NBC special also features performances of several new songs,
including the mega-hit, “Hello,” and her latest single, “When We Were Young,”
which she says is her favorite that she’s ever written.
Adele: Live in New
York City airs Monday, Dec. 14 at 10 p.m. on NBC.