Billie Eilish Drops New Bond Song No Time To Die

Carla Harmon
February 14, 2020

"No Time to Die" - which released on February 13 - is here.

At 18-years-old, Eilish is the youngest artist to ever write and record a James Bond theme, joining the ranks of major artists like Adele, Madonna and Paul McCartney. (No bad thing, considering that she won an Oscar).

For "No Time To Die" - the song written for the upcoming Bond film of the same name - Eilish opted for a moody, intense ballad along the lines of "When The Party's Over".

She had widely been expected to debut the Bond single at the Academy Awards show on Sunday, but she sang the Beatles' "Yesterday" during the telecast's in memoriam segment instead. "Are you death or paradise?"

James Bond fans have been listening intently to the lyrics to see if there are any hints to the plot of the next Bond. Speaking at the Grammys in January, she said working on the franchise had always been one of their goals.

"Subconsciously and consciously, we've been trying to write a Bond theme for our whole lives", she told E!

Shirley Bassey sang the theme songs for not one but three memorable Bond films: "Goldfinger" in 1964, "Diamonds are Forever" in 1971 and "Moonraker" eight years later.

But the song is very much about a romantic betrayal. "/ Was I reckless to help?" asks Eilish in the bridge.

It's easily the most audacious and atmospheric take on the Bond theme in living memory.

The new track, produced by her brother Finneas O'Connell, features Johnny Marr (ex of The Smiths) on guitar, and orchestral arrangements from Hans Zimmer (who composed the score for the new film) and Matt Dunkley.

The singer is up for best worldwide female at the ceremony; just two weeks after sweeping all four of the main categories at the Grammys.

British actor Daniel Craig, who has appeared in the last four film, will be resuming his title role as the British secret agent for a fifth and final time. They're tasked with the rescue of a kidnapped scientist, but the mission turns out to be far more risky than expected as a mysterious villain armed with unsafe new technology is thrown into the mix, played by Rami Malek.

Are you excited to hear Billie Eilish's full version of "No Time to Die"?

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