When I first heard that Billie Eilish was going to do the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, No Time To Die I was a bit surprised.
All that I really knew of her was the song ‘Bad Guy’, but then I listened to her latest album, ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ and I thought, ‘She’s really got something’.
Before they announced Billie Eilish, I was really hoping they might get Lana Del Rey to do this Bond song.
I’ve been desperate to hear her get a crack at doing a Bond theme tune.
I was especially excited to hear her do one after her latest album, ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’.
That album is sensational and she’s now doing some of her best stuff ever.
Anyway, after listening to Billie Eilish’s latest album, I was thinking that they might be on to something here.
So, I waited, and then they released the new Bond theme song, No Time To Die, and I was really surprised.
Billie Eilish’s No Time To Die theme song is really very good
I was surprised by how Eilish had been able to make a Bond song that is both very much a Billie Eilish track and a Bond theme tune.
There are, of course, the traditional aspects we’ve come to expect from all Bond songs in this track.
The quite and moody piano, which has played a big part in the Daniel Craig Bond theme songs.
There’s also echoes of the James Bond theme in the song, which I love.
The strings are also very present here, which is quintessential Bond.
However, it’s all meshed together by Eilish’s very emotional vocals which grow in confidence and power as the track gets to its climax.
I didn’t think I was going to like this Eilish track that much, but I think it’s my favourite Bond theme song since Garbage’s ‘The World Is Not Enough’.
I love ‘The World Is Not Enough’ and it’s always been in my top three favourite Bond songs.
No Time To Die is in my top three Bond songs of recent times
Out of the most recent Bond theme songs, I’d say Garbage’s and Chris Cornell’s ‘You Know My Name’ have been the best.
Now, I’d put Eilish’s No Time To Die in the mix.
However, there are also similarities between Garbage’s song and Eilish’s.
It’s almost as if Eilish and her brother FINNEAS who produced the song, listened to ‘The World Is Not Enough’ and said, “We want to make something like that”.
I’m really glad they did because I feel like that’s been a forgotten Bond track, and it genuinely is one of the best.
I also think the film, The World Is Not Enough, is often forgotten as being one of the best Bond movies ever made.
It certainly is one of Pierce Brosnan’s best Bond movies.
I still want Lana Del Rey to make a Bond song
It was a film that was both a product of its time and ahead of its time.
I feel like the same could be said about Garbage’s Bond song.
Also, at only 18 years-of-age, Eilish is the youngest person ever to do a Bond song, which is making me feel very old.
What did you make of Billie Eilish’s No Time To Die James Bond theme tune? Do you like it as much as I do?
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