'Terrible vocals': Fans divided over new James Bond theme tune

Lula Sharp
February 14, 2020

Grammy award victor Billie Eilish has finally dropped her highly-anticipated song for the soundtrack of new Bond film, No Time To Die - and we are so here for it.

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. "I'm still in shock", she said in a statement, per Variety, that confirmed she was tapped to perform "No Time To Die". / Now you'll never see me cry. "Was I reckless to help?" Those are songs that have bore real importance to our songwriting lives for years.

The film, which is set for an April 2020 release, will mark Daniel Craig's fifth time playing the iconic spy.

Eilish started the new year with a bang by becoming the youngest musician to win the trophies for Album of the Year and Song of the Year at the Grammys.

It's one of the most famous exchanges in cinematic history.

However, Billie Eilish's voice knows no time period, and her haunting titular theme for No Time To Die is going to go perfectly with CG silhouettes of dancing nude women.

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Instead, "No Time To Die" is highly traditional and familiar, operating in shadows, Eilish's signature breathy croon a good compliment for the studio brief. After all, Adele and Sam Smith both took home Oscars for the theme songs they wrote and sang for the previous two 007 films.

The song was written with her brother Finneas O'Connell. To the cowards deciding who to commission for the next Bond theme, I implore you: Give it to Lana.

The turnaround for "No Time to Die", though, didn't quite mirror the slower pace of the piece: "We got a piece of the script, the first scene, and then we wrote the song immediately... we wrote it in three days".

The first trailer was a little too plot-heavy and made us wonder if there were too many downsides in serializing Craig's Bond movies.

There are also new looks at MI6 stalwarts including Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny and Rory Kinnear as Tanner, as well as Jeffrey Wright's returning Central Intelligence Agency spy Felix Leiter.

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