Billie Eilish drops James Bond theme song 'No Time to Die' and her high note gives fans the chills
Eilish is officially the youngest artist to perform a Bond theme. She will be performing the song for the first time in London on February 18 for the BRIT Awards
Billie Eilish dropped the theme song for the new James Bond film 'No Time to Die' which is set for release on April 10. The track marks the second song Eilish and her brother and music collaborator Finneas O'Connell have released since the release of her blockbuster debut album 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?', which released in March last year. Eilish is officially the youngest artist to perform a Bond theme. She will be performing the song for the first time in London on February 18 for the BRIT Awards.
The new James Bond theme had Hans Zimmer and Matt Dunkley taking over the orchestral arrangements while Johnny Marr has supplied the guitar work. The latest track release follows an Eilish performance of the Beatles' classic 'Yesterday' at the Academy Awards last weekend.
Eilish, a six-time Grammy winner with 13 Platinum singles and one of the most prominent debut albums in recent history, is extending her talents to the film industry with the new James Bond theme and now Apple TV will release a documentary later this year on the chart-topping artist. The RJ Cutler-directed documentary may have cost $25 million to produce, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Eilish won awards across a stream of Grammy categories last month, becoming the youngest, and only the second, artist in history to win the four major awards: album of the year and pop vocal album for 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?', both record and song of the year for 'Bad Guy' and new artist. Christopher Cross is the only other artist ever to sweep the big four categories, in 1981. Totally, Eilish and O’Connell took home six of the seven awards they were nominated for.
Twitter fans had to make some noise for their beloved artist once they heard the theme song. There was a solid round of ecstatic comments encouraging and praising the 'When the Party’s Over' singer, saying "She really killed this", "You snapped, legend" and "This is already Billie’s best song no cap (sic)".
The song starts off in a melancholic, sultry tone in light of many of the Bond themes we know and love with Eilish skillfully adding a tremolo effect to her vocals and crescendos to a point where she reaches a high note. The effect did not got unnoticed by fans on Twitter who wrote saying: "The note at the end gave me chills." Another excited fan stated, "If you wanna hear some real music, this is your gal right here".
Eilish is scheduled to perform on her 'Where Do We Go?' world arena tour and the event became a sell out within an hour of tickets going on sale. It kicks off on March 9, according to Pitchfork.