The eighteen-year-old artist delivers a solid theme for Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond 007
It was announced last month that Billie Eilish, the artist best known for songs such as Bad Guy, When the Party’s Over, and Bury a Friend would be performing the theme song for Daniel Craig‘s James Bond swansong ‘No Time To Die‘.
At the time of her appointment, Eilish had this to say:
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way,” she said. “To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honour. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”
Her appointment raised a few eyebrows at the time but with the clock ticking down to the release of the movie, the polished version has been released for us to enjoy. Check it out:
Over the course of Daniel Craig‘s tenure as Bond, we’ve seen a variety of different themes which have varied in their quality. Chris Cornell’s “You Know My Name” from ‘Casino Royale’ was punchy and impactful but was far from a “Bond Song”, ‘Quantum Of Solace’s’ “Another Way To Die” performed by Jack White and Alica Keys was a franchise low-point, Adele’s Oscar-winning theme for ‘Skyfall’ has gone on to become regarded as one of the best Bond song’s of all time, and Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall” from ‘Spectre’ was another misfire.
So, how does Billie Eilish measure up? I’ll leave you to be the judge. The song is a solid entry, but whether it has enough quality to be accepted into the upper echelons of Bond’s best themes remains to be seen.
Joining Daniel Craig in his final Bond film is the returning Ralph Fiennes as ‘M’, Naomi Harris as Miss Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner, head of MI6, Ben Whishaw as ‘Q’, Jeffery Wright as Felix Leiter and Lea Seydoux as Dr Madeline Swann alongside newcomers to the franchise Rami Malek as the villain, ‘Safin’, Ana De Armas as Paloma, Lashana Lynch as Nomi and David Dencik as Waldo. Also making a welcome return is Christophe Waltz as Blofeld.
No Time To Die will hit multiplexes in the United Kingdom on April 2, 2020, and on April 8, 2020, in the United States.
The Future of the Force. The future of pop culture writing.
Phil Roberts is the Owner, Daily Content Manager and Editor-In-Chief of Future of the Force. He is passionate about Star Wars, Batman, DC, Marvel, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, King Kong, and the Ray Harryhausen movies. Follow him on Twitter @philthecool where he uses the force and babbles frequently!