And it’s haunting.
Five-time Grammy winner Billie Eilish has released her latest song, “No Time To Die” the official theme to the upcoming James Bond film of the same name.
The release comes ahead of the film’s April release date, and the 18-year-old singer will be performing the song for the first time live at The Brit Awards in London on February 18th.
As with all of Eilish’s work, the song was produced by her brother Finneas, alongside Stephen Lipson, with orchestral arrangements from Hans Zimmer and Matt Dunkley, and guitar from Johnny Marr.
It is a haunting ballad that seems to perfectly encapsulate what we have already seen of the film in its trailers – James Bond (Daniel Craig) seemingly betrayed by the woman he loves (Léa Seydoux) who appears to have ties to the film’s shady villain (Rami Malek). With this also being Craig’s last film in the iconic role, it feels suitably moving.
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of No Time To Die, said of the track, “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.”
“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.
Eilish said, “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 added, “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.”
No Time To Die is set for release on April 2nd in the UK and April 10th in the US.