Theme songs are a staple of any James Bond movie, and with No Time To Die hitting theaters in April, we are getting to hear the full-length title song from Grammy-winner Billie Eilish.
Eilish is not only the youngest to win four major Grammy categories, taking away five wins in total for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album, she is also the youngest ever to sing a James Bond theme song. You might also recognize her as the person who did an emotionally powerful rendition of The Beatles’ “Yesterday” during the Academy Awards’ In Memoriam segment.
The “No Time To Die” theme song’s opening may be a bit mournful like the Adele’s “Skyfall” and Sam Smith’s Writings On The Wall, but both of those sound more like songs that were rejected for their personal albums and were saved for something else. “No Time To Die” sounds precisely like a James Bond theme song.
“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,” said Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of No Time To Die.
“There are a chosen few who record a Bond theme. I am a huge fan of Billie and FINNEAS. Their creative integrity and talent are second to none, and I cannot wait for audiences to hear what they’ve brought – a fresh new perspective whose vocals will echo for generations to come,” said director Cary Joji Fukunaga.
“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 honor. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock”. FINNEAS adds, “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,” Eilish said.
No Time To Die is the 25th installment of the famed James Bond franchise. The film marks the fifth time that Daniel Craig has played as the British super spy. It also may be his last time.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for No Time To Die:
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
No Time To Die also stars Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, and Ana de Armas, with Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, and Christoph Waltz reprising their roles from previous films. It is set to open in theaters on April 10, 2020.