Now though, we get to listen to Billie Eilish’s entry into the world of Bond theme songs, as her No Time To Die track has just been released.
I’m a huge Bond fan and on top of that, for the most part, I’m a huge Bond song fan. There’s been a few duds, of course (Tom Jones’ Thunderball, Garbage’s The World is Not Enough, Shirley Bassey’s Moonraker, that weird remix Moby did and I’m not huge on Skyfall), but generally, sticking on a Bond song playlist serves you well.
The new addition is a welcome change of pace for the genre, as the 18-year-old multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® Award winning wrote the title song with her elder brother; fellow multi GRAMMY® Award nominated FINNEAS.
Eilish has become the youngest artist in history to write and record a James Bond theme song.
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of No Time To Die, previously spoke about the appointment, saying:
“We are excited to announce that Billie and FINNEAS have written an incredibly powerful and moving song for No Time To Die, which has been impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film.”
Meanwhile, Billie herself spoke of her shock and pride to be involved, saying:
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honour. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.“
“Writing the theme song for a Bond film is something we’ve been dreaming about doing our entire lives. There is no more iconic pairing of music and cinema than the likes of Goldfinger and Live And Let Die. We feel so so lucky to play a small role in such a legendary franchise, long live 007.”
No Time To Die will be released on the 3rd April.
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