Billie Eilish’s contribution to the No Time to Die soundtrack is officially available for pop fans and spy movie enthusiasts everywhere. In Janaury, Billie Eilish announced that she and her brother and producer Finneas would be working on the title song for the soundtrack to the 2020 James Bond film.
With the release of “No Time to Die” Billie joins Sam Smith, Adele, Tina Turner, Madonna, and Wings as part of the musical history of the franchise. Billie is also the youngest person to record a James Bond theme song. When the track was announced, Billie 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.”
The song quickly reached the top of Apple Music and Spotify’s Today’s Hits playlists and YouTube’s trending page. But her fans are excited about something else entirely. In the final refrain of the track Billie belts out the line “no time to die,” and her fans are happily using this as evidence against any non-fans that argue that all her songs are just whispering rather than actual singing.
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Along with that incredible belt, “No Time to Die” is full of the dramatic orchestral movements and crescendos that are the markers of great cinematic scores, but Billie’s soft and sorrowful vocals make it still something recognizably her style even without the high hats and bass-bouncing samples that make her hit single “Bad Guy” iconic.
Billie will be belting out the “No Time to Die” refrain again Tuesday night at the BRIT Awards where she is nominated for International Female Solo Artist.