Billie Eilish Releases New James Bond Theme Song, 'No Time To Die'

Lawrence Kim
February 16, 2020

Friendly reminder that Billie Eilish, at age 18, is the youngest person to ever record the theme song for a Bond film.

There was much praise heaped on the track's vocals, with "everyone who says "Billie Eilish can't sing, she whispers"' told to 're-evaluate immediately".

Her Facebook page said Eilish would perform the world premier of the new track at next Tuesday's Brit Awards in London alongside O'Conner, movie score maestro Hans Zimmer and former Smiths legend Johnny Marr.

"No Time to Die...smartly refracts the Daniel Craig depiction of Bond - dark, solitary and tormented beneath the cool exterior - through Eilish's signature brand of teen angst".

Despite the fact it was just a small taster of the track, it proved to be an immediate hit with fans, with one writing: "This gives me so many chills".

Fans are never ones to pull their punches when it comes to the James Bond songs, with previous efforts from some singers being dragged through the mud with little care.

"The song is the second she and brother/musical collaborator Finneas have dropped since the spring release of her blockbuster debut full-length, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?".

In related news, Billie Eilish is nominated at this year's iHeartRadio Music Awards in several categories, including Song of the Year, Best Music Video, and Alternative Rock Song of the Year!

In the event, Eilish maintained the Bond connection with a haunting version of "Live And Let Die" songwriter Paul McCartney's "Yesterday", embedded below for your listening pleasure.

The song has now been released on Spotify and YouTube in full, over a month before No Time To Die's April 3 release date. And you know, it's a legendary franchise, so we had to convince a lot of people that we were the right choice. And then we had to write a song that everybody liked. Written with her brother Finneas, the song marks Eilish's first new material since she swept the top prizes at the 2020 Grammy Awards and performed at last weekend's Oscars.

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