'James Bond': Billie Eilish Debuts 'No Time To Die' Theme Song

Carla Harmon
February 14, 2020

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

"I know, I know, and it was also, like, the Oscars is not my, um, people, like, you know what I mean, like, it's not, I'm not used to that".

Billie Eilish, left, and Finneas O'Connell pose at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.

"No Time To Die" opens in theaters in the USA on April 10.


" is slow and ominous, with Eilish flexing the high, quavery register of her voice in a way not unlike her take on "Yesterday".

They went on to praise the ballad "No Time To Die", saying how handsome it was, and how pleased they were that Billie had "kept it classic".

"Writing the theme song for a Bond film is something we've been dreaming about doing our entire lives". It also puts Billie in a class of elite stars the likes of Madonna, Sam Smith and Adele to work with the iconic brand. With her efforts even managing to convince LGBT+ fans to give the notoriously heterosexual Bond franchise a go.

"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".


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. Fool me two times./ How you attempt, the heaven./ Now you'll never ever see me sob./ There's simply no time at all to die.'.

This lyrics is a mahor giveaway - we know one face returns in Blofeld, as Bond is forced to confront him in prison.

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".

In one of the trailers, Madeleine cries over a mask, which was worn by numerous Spectre members and is identical to one worn by Safin later on in the same trailer. It has been considered to be an honor for the musicians given a chance to perform the Bond theme.


They are the only Bond track to have actually gained the very best initial track reward, although others have actually ended up being popular culture standards.

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