No Time To Die? There might be no time to die but you’ll make plenty of time to sleep after listening to Billie Eilish’s Bond theme, which sounds like a cross between a rejected Ambien commercial song and the beginning of an anti-depressant commercial. It’s fitting that it’s the last theme for a Bond movie starring Daniel Craig, because this sounds like a hipster dirge cooed out by a sad mermaid. Basically, it’s very on brand for Billie Eilish.
The fifth James Bond movie of Daniel Craig’s career, and his last one (we’ll see), comes out on April 10. It also stars Rami Malek (as Phantom of the Bond Villain), Lashana Lynch (as a 00 agent), Ana de Armas, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Billy Magnussen, and Rory Kinnear.
The promo has started, and to get it really going, MGM put out Billie’s No Time To Die. Billie wrote it with her brother Finneas O’Connell, who also produced alongside Stephen Lipson. The song is very James Bond-orchestra-sounding and that’s because it features orchestral arrangements by composers of the movie, Hans Zimmer and Matt Dunkley, and also has guitar from Johnny Marr. Billie will also perform the song at the BRIT Awards on February 18 with the whole Bond song team:
— MGM Studios (@MGM_Studios) February 14, 2020
No word on what the intro song will look like in the movie, but hopefully they’ll just use hot, shadowy Bond girls glowing in lights while they make Billie’s meme faces from the Oscars.