Billie Eilish is continuing to cement her status as one of the most important and impactful pop-stars in the world. Following her massive wins at the Grammy Awards earlier this month, the singer-songwriter has been unveiled as the artist to sing the theme song for the new James Bond film, ‘No Time To Die’.
Joining the likes of Adele, Sam Smith, Madonna, Paul McCartney and Nancy Sinatra in the Bond hall of fame, she has delivered her own unique take on how a cinematic 007 song should sound.
Based around a storyline of romantic betrayal, this song explores the ability to be blindsighted by someone’s true behaviour because of the love you have for them.
“Fool me once, fool me twice. Are you death or paradise?” she questions during the chorus while her soft vocals fall upon the keys of the piano arrangement. As the song builds, the classic Bond ballad boldness is added with the addition of an orchestra.
This song doesn’t feel like quintessential Billie Eilish, and instead definitely feels more like a standalone track which is absolutely fine in this case. But I would’ve loved to have heard Eilish getting darker with the sonic and making it a bit more her own.