“No Time To Die”, the new Bond Theme, written by Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas, has been released. As we know, No Time To Die, the twenty-fifth film in the long-running spy franchise, will serve as Daniel Craig’s final performance as 007. So, the responsibility of producing Craig’s swansong film is a big one, one Eilish appears to have pulled off.
Also, considering they’ve collaborated with acclaimed film composer Hans Zimmer, the results speak for themselves. In the beginning, it’s a somber, haunting ballad reminiscent of Zimmer’s ‘Time’ from Inception.
So, it’s Daniel Craig’s final film. His time as the spy reaches its conclusion after fourteen years. However, Eilish revealed the song for No Time To Die was penned in only three days and recorded on a bunk bed in Texas. No glamorous Hollywood studio, just a bunk bed.
Check out the official song via the Youtube link below.
In an interview with Zane Lowe, Eilish discussed a meeting with Barbara Broccoli about No Time To Die. Eilish hinted that the film’s premise was “fucking fire”. Furthermore, during the interview, Eilish said: “We got a piece of the script, the first scene, and then we wrote the song immediately… we wrote it in three days.”
Billie added: “We wrote it in Texas, and we recorded it in a bunk on the bus in a basement in the dark.”
Billie also discussed the creative process behind the song. The ‘Bury A Friend’ vocalist said ‘No Time To Die’ “went through a lot of different versions”. However, she affirmed that “it was a really good collaborative experience [with No Time to Die composer Hans Zimmer].”
Plus, at the age of eighteen, Billie’s the youngest artist in history to perform a Bond theme. No Time to Die is released in cinemas on April 2 in the UK, and April 8 in the US.