Adele Recorded 'Skyfall' Vocals In "Ten Minutes", Says Songwriter Paul Epworth

16 December 2012, 10:24 | Updated: 16 December 2012, 10:26

The 'Someone Like You' star's collaborator says she was "phenomenal" recording the James Bond theme.

Adele's co-writer on recent single 'Skyfall' has revealed the 'Rolling In The Deep' star managed to lay down the song's impressive vocals in just ten minutes.

Songwriter Paul Epworth, who worked with Adele on the James Bond theme song, says Adele was "phenomenal" in the recording studio and took no time at all to record her vocals for the recent Vodafone Big Top 40 hit.

"[Adele] had lyrics ready in her head when she drove over [to the studio]," Paul revealed to this week. "Within 10 minutes she put down most of the vocals.

"It was the most absurd thing," Paul admitted. "She's fast, but it really was quite phenomenal."

The songwriter went on to hail the 'Someone Like You' singer as an "old soul" as well as an "amazing vocalist", following their worldwide success with 'Skyfall'.

"She has an old soul. She's not just a powerhouse - it's a lot of careful technique," he added. "That's why she's an amazing vocalist. It's all control."

Check out a picture of Adele with Paul Epworth onstage at the Grammy Awards earlier this year below (Credit: Getty):

'Skyfall' has already earned Adele a nomination for the 2012 Golden Globes and it was also announced this week that the song is in contention to be nominated in the Original Song category for the Oscars.

Adele's album '21' was announced as the top seller of 2012 on iTunes US this week for the second year in a row.