Billie Eilish just dropped her new James Bond song “No Time To Die” for the 25th installment in the long-running franchise, and in the words of Eilish herself, yes, it’s “everything i wanted.”
Bond fans across the globe can rejoice because the release of Daniel Craig‘s final outing as James Bond is only a little over a month away! The marketing campaign is in full force with an explosive first trailer and intriguing TV spots, and excitement is currently at an all-time high (come on I couldn’t resist). However, anticipation is about to skyrocket to new heights with Eilish’s latest track.
It was announced earlier this year that the Grammy Award-winning artist would be singing the film’s title track from lyrics written by Eilish and her brother Finneas. It was soon after reported that none other than master composer Hans Zimmer would be joining the project to not only score the film but orchestrate Billie and Finneas’ opening number as well.
When listening to the song, one can’t help but hear hints of musical cues featured across all four of Craig’s previous films. This further indicates as Cary Fukunaga teased early on, that this fifth and final entry is sure to make the Craig era come full circle.
When it comes to Bond, the title tracks that resonate the most are those that are a collaborative product between the recording artist and the composer. It’s why John Barry‘s collaborations with Shirley Bassey and David Arnold‘s with Garbage and Chris Cornell rank among the franchise’s finest title tracks. A successful Bond collaboration also usually sees the composer infuse many of the melodies and motifs into the final score, which helps create a film with a distinct, yet familiar, musical identity. Does “No Time To Die” offer us a peek at what maestro Zimmer has in store for us? One can only hope.
“No Time To Die” hits theaters April 10, 2020.