Multi-Grammy winner Billie Eilish may still be blushing
over her riches of Gramophone trophies, but the prodigy is already moving on. After all, there’s just “No Time to Die” of embarrassment.The 18-year-old singer surprised eager fans on February 13 when she dropped the eagerly anticipated title track to the James Bond movie “No Time To Die,” officially becoming the youngest artist
to ever write and record a Bond theme.“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way,” Eilish said in the press release accompanying the song. “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.”The track, which was produced by Eilish’s brother Finneas O’Connell, doesn’t come with any more clues or bonus footage for the April 10th film starring Daniel Craig, Ava de Armas and Rami Malek. Instead, it plays over a black-and-white photograph of Eilish with the 007 logo and film title displayed in the upper left corner. Guess fans will have to wait a little longer for those signature naked model silhouettes .
So far the critics seem to be impressed—some are calling it one of the “better Bond songs of the last 25 or 30 years
,” while others are praising her “early vulnerability transforming into strength and resolve
.” That’s saying something considering that recent artists to tackle the theme song include the likes of Alicia Keyes, Sheryl Crow and Adele. At this point, maybe Eilish will even add an Oscar to her ever-expanding trophy shelf next year for Best Original Song.Speaking of Oscar-winning Bond songs and Adele, fans of the recently transformed singer
were quick to jump online and remind everyone that “Skyfall” is still one of the best Bond themes ever, in their opinion. It was such a popular thought that #skyfall wound up trending on Twitter.
While fans wait for the film to drop, everyone can get a live taste of the new song when Eilish performs it along with guitarist Johnny Marr and composer Hans Zimmer at the Brit Awards on February 18.“There are a chosen few who record a Bond theme. I am a huge fan of Billie and Finneas. Their creative integrity and talent are second to none and I cannot wait for audiences to hear what they’ve brought — a fresh new perspective whose vocals will echo for generations to come,” director Cary Fukunaga said in the press release.Sounds like everyone else might just be green with envy.[video_embed id='1898956']RELATED: How to get Billie Eilish’s red carpet look[/video_embed]