Youngest achiever of 5 Grammy Awards and 2 Guinness World Records holder for youngest female at No.1 on UK albums chart and most simultaneous US hot 100 entries by a female, Billie Eilish made it big this week with the release of her new single “No Time to Die”, to be featured in the new James Bond movie releasing this November.
At 18, she is the youngest ever to perform a James Bond theme. The audio was released in February, looking at the previous release of the movie in April. Since the movie release is further pushed to November 2020, the video provides the right kind of spine chilling vibes with the black and white shots of Billie amalgamated with the shots from the movie featuring Daniel Craig and Lea Seydoux.
The lyrics were written by Eilish alongside her brother Finneas O’Connell just based on some pieces of the movie script and recorded in a bedroom studio. The lyrics hint towards the love, betrayal, and double-crosses pictured into the 4 minutes music video that also summons few expectations for the Bond fans through great action sequences.
Hans Zimmer composed the score adding the haunting and thrilling aura to the music with his insight and 70 -person orchestra, as well as Johnny Marr on guitar recorded at George Martin’s air Studios in London.
Just like the previous two themes from the Bond movies were sung by Adele “Skyfall” and Sam Smith “Writing’s on the wall” that went for the Oscars, this track is also expected to be a nominee at the next Oscars. The song already became her first to peak at number one in the UK and the song became the first James Bond theme by a female artist to top the UK chart, and the second Bond theme to top that chart. In the United States, it debuted and peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song is already fan’s favorite to which the producers, Micheal G Wilson, and Barbara Broccoli, said “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”