There has been some controversy over Billie Eilish doing the Bond theme.
The Dads Army of keyboard warriors feel she is not the right person as the Bond theme is something of gravitas (they mutter of ‘proper songs’ and singers. that they have ‘heard of’ despite the fact that Billy is a very talented and hugely successful young pop star. The Bond canon is not all classic either…there are some classics but plenty of duds if you look through the list.
There is also another agrument that why would a young new millennium and creative singer would want to be dragged down by such an old fashioned and dusty old brand!
But here it is…thoughts please!
releases ‘No Time To Die’
(Darkroom / Interscope / Polydor Records)The official theme song to new James Bond filmShe will perform the song live at The Brit Awards on February 18th with special guests Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr

Listen to ‘No Time To Die’ now 

Today, five-time GRAMMY® Award winning Darkroom/Interscope/Polydor Records artist Billie Eilish has released her latest song, No Time To Die, the official theme song to the upcoming James Bond film. The song was produced by her brother; fellow multi GRAMMY® Award winning FINNEAS alongside Stephen Lipson, with orchestral arrangements by Hans Zimmer and Matt Dunkley, and guitar from Johnny Marr. No Time To Diecomes ahead of the film’s global release, which hits theatres from April 2 in the U.K. through Universal Pictures International and in the U.S on April 10 through MGM via their United Artists Releasing banner. 18-year-old Eilish is officially the youngest artist in history to both write and record a James Bond theme song, and will be performing it live for the first time, accompanied by FINNEAS, plus special guests Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr at The Brit Awards in London on February 18.

“Billie and FINNEAS have written an incredibly powerful and moving song for No Time To Die, which has been impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film,” said Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of No Time To Die.

“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,” said director Cary Joji Fukunaga.

Eilish 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”.  FINNEAS adds, “writing the theme song for a bond film is something we’ve been dreaming about doing our entire lives. There is no more iconic pairing of music and cinema than the likes of Goldfinger and Live and Let Die. We feel so so lucky to play a small role in such a legendary franchise, long live 007.”

Listen to No Time To Die HERE / Stream on Spotify HERE

Last month, Billie Eilish made GRAMMY® history as the youngest artist to win in all four major categories, taking away five wins in total for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album. Her brother and sole collaborator FINNEAS took home an additional two GRAMMY® Awards for Producer of the Year, Non Classical and Best Engineered Album, Non Classical. Last Sunday, the pair performed live during the In Memoriam segment at the 92nd Oscars. Watch their moving rendition of The Beatles’ classic ‘Yesterday’ HERE.Billie’s 2020 WHERE DO WE GO? World Arena Tour sold out within an hour of on-sale and starts March 9, 2020.

EUROPEAN AND UNITED KINGDOM TOUR DATES

07/10 – NOS Alive (festival) – Lisbon, Portugal
07/13 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands
07/14 – Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, Germany
07/15 – Lanxess Arena – Cologne, Germany
07/17 – MIND (Area Expo) (festival) – Milano, Italy
07/18 – Lollapalooza (festival) – Paris, France
07/19 – Werchter Boutique (festival) – Werchter, Belgium
07/21 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
07/22 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
07/24 – Arena Birmingham – Birmingham, UK
07/26 – O2 Arena – London, UK
07/27 – O2 Arena – London, UK
07/29 – O2 Arena – London, UK
07/30 – O2 Arena – London, UK

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