Be ready to be left shaken AND stirred. Billie Eilish has launched her highly-anticipated theme for ‘No Time To Die,’ and her dramatic new track was granted a license to slay.
It’s one of the vital well-known exchanges in cinematic historical past. “Do you count on me to speak?” “No, Mr. Bond, I count on you to die.” Now, 56 years later after Auric Goldfinger and James Bond’s iconic scene in Goldfinger, Billie Eilish, 18, has flipped the script on its head along with her theme for the upcoming No Time To Die. The eponymous track, launched on Feb. 13, completely melds the cinematic really feel of Bond and Billie’s brooding, dream-like voice. “Idiot me as soon as, idiot me twice/The way you dare the paradise/Now you’ll by no means see me cry/There’s simply no time to die,” she hauntingly sings within the monitor’s dramatic refrain. “Idiot me as soon as, idiot me twice/You’ll by no means see me cry, there’s simply no time to die,” she then sings, referencing the movies title.
Billie co-wrote the track with outdated brother and frequent collaborator Finneas O’Connell, 22. The 18-year-old sings in her signature whisper voice on the monitor, which contains a piano medley all through. Because the monitor builds suspense, Billie surprises us along with her unimaginable vary, belting out the refrain in opposition to a band of strings. “No time to die,” she sings once more on the track’s climax.
At age 18, Billie now turns into the youngest performer to ever sing a James Bond theme. She additionally, in accordance with Selection, “represents a dramatic change of path for the legendary franchise’s lengthy historical past of theme-song performers.” She additionally joins a membership that options such iconic musicians like Paul McCartney & Wings (“Reside and Let Die”), Shirley Bassey (“Goldfinger”), Nancy Sinatra, (“You Solely Reside Twice”), Tina Turner (“Goldeneye”) and Adele (“Skyfall.”)
“It feels loopy to be part of this in each manner. To have the ability to rating the theme track to a movie that’s a part of such a legendary collection is a big honor. James Bond is the best movie franchise ever to exist. I’m nonetheless in shock,” she stated in an announcement, per Selection, that confirmed she was tapped to carry out “No Time To Die.” Her brother and artistic collaborator, Fineas, added that this a bucket-list accomplishment “There isn’t any extra iconic pairing of music and cinema than the likes of Goldfinger and Reside And Let Die. We really feel so so fortunate to play a small function in such a legendary franchise. Lengthy stay 007.”
Fineas revealed how their involvement in No Time To Die took place. “We have been not likely ‘approached’ about it. We fought it out for a 12 months,” he advised the Billboard Pop Store Podcast. “We’ve all the time needed to jot down a James Bond theme track. And , it’s a legendary franchise, so we needed to persuade lots of people that we have been the fitting selection. After which we needed to write a track that everyone appreciated. So, it was a hard-won course of. However everyone that we labored with on it, Barbara Broccoli, the producer of the Bond franchise (alongside Michael G. Wilson), we set to work with Hans Zimmer and Steven Lipson within the studio — it was an actual pleasure.”
“We’ve all the time beloved James Bond films,” he added, clarifying simply how this can be a massive deal for him and Billie. “We’ve all the time beloved that character IP (mental property). The songs within the James Bond franchise have all the time been vital in their very own proper, even right down to ‘Reside and Let Die’ and ‘Goldfinger’ after which via to ‘Skyfall’ and ‘You Know My Title’ by Chris Cornell and ‘One other Method to Die’ by Jack White and Alicia Keys. These are songs which have bore actual significance to our songwriting lives for years. It’s a lot deeper than simply form of going ‘this looks like an excellent alternative’ what I imply? We actually needed to do it. It’s like a dream come true to us.”
Billie first teased that she was doing one thing 007-related by posting a collection of photographs of actresses — who all occurred to be “Bond Women,” aka girls who appeared in a James Bond film — to her Instagram Story. Eva Inexperienced, Halle Berry, and Lea Seydoux have been among the many photographs, and it didn’t take lengthy for followers to infer that Billie was singing the theme. Earlier than the hypothesis might get out of hand, she and the movie’s producers confirmed the information on Jan. 14. A month later, the track is right here!
No Time To Die hits theatres on April 10, 2020.