Billie Eilish releases 'James Bond' theme song ‘No Time to Die’

Lawrence Kim
February 14, 2020

Eilish - who was Variety's Hitmaker of 2019 - swept the top Grammy categories last month, becoming the youngest (and only the second) artist in history to win the big four: album of the year and pop vocal album (for "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"), record and song of the year (for "Bad Guy") and new artist.

The daughter of actress and screenwriter Maggie Baird and actor Patrick O'Connell, Eilish is the third musician of Irish descent to perform a James Bond theme.

Well, the opening credits, at least. The songs serve to help set the mood for the film.

Of course, the most exciting thing to consider is what the "face from my past" could be, and how this could either aid or hurt Bond's chances.

The brass and strings come in, turning this truly into a Bond theme and giving it its epic feel. It's also worth mentioning that the two most recent Bond songs-Sam Smith's "Writing's on the Wall" for Spectre in 2015 and Adele's "Skyfall" for the 2012 film of the same name-both won the Oscar for Best Song in their respective years.

After weeks of buzz, Billie Eilish finally has No Time To Die. To the cowards deciding who to commission for the next Bond theme, I implore you: Give it to Lana.

The 18-year-old singer-songwriter recently landed on the March cover of Vogue magazine, featuring three unique covers from three different photographers.

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Billie Eilish's theme song for No Time To Die is out now.

About a min right into the number, a synthesizer pipelines in with a haunting fragment of John Barry's timeless Bond style, created forDr No.

Following the song's release, Eilish said she is "still in shock" about being asked to record a Bond title track.

The new cast includes Daniel Craig, back for one more adventure as Bond, alongside Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, with Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, and Ralph Fiennes as "M".

The hype around the latest 007 movies is quite high as it is Daniel Craig's final outing as the titular 007 along with Ellison's original song. There's also a lot of buss around the involvement of Waller-Bridge. She teased the song's debut on twitter yesterday, sharing a brief snippet of it, but certainly enough to hook us. "I think that's bollocks".

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