Lyrics from the moody ballad include:
Was I stupid to love you/ Was I reckless to help/ Was it obvious to everybody else/ That I’d fallen for a lie/ You were never on my side/ Fool me once, fool me twice/ Are you death or paradise/ Now you’ll never see me cry/ There’s just no time to die.
The 18-year-old wrote and recorded the song with her brother, Finneas, while movie soundtrack legend Hans Zimmer did the orchestral arrangements and former Smith member Johnny Marr played guitar.
Eilish is the youngest person to contribute a theme to the long-running film series. She joins a list of musical luminaries including Paul McCartney, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Chris Cornell, Tom Jones, Adele and Sam Smith.
Take a listen for yourself:
So far, the reaction to the song on the 007 Twitter page has been mixed.
— David Wild (@Wildaboutmusic) February 14, 2020
You get Billie Eilish and have her do…a nondescript piano ballad? smh https://t.co/RkzstDIIpo
— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) February 14, 2020
So good!! Just fits so well 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
— 💙🦂Scorpiogirl2🦂💙 (@NellyBelle3379) February 14, 2020
What a MASTERPEICE!!!! That ending…..I never knew Billie had that range.
— Darren Pattison (@COOL_D72) February 14, 2020
Sounds a lot like the Sam smith one to me…
— sarah norton (@beastofbatley) February 14, 2020
Finally a proper bond song again
— Alex Perrin (@alexperrin15) February 14, 2020
Ugh, could we get some upbeat music in a James Bond film for once? Adele, Sam Smith, Billie Eilish like are you serious? Must every song be a downer? Also, put some REAL action back in these movies! Spectre was such a snooze, it’s like u saw Skyfall and copied it over and over.
— corey (@coreyschmitz) February 14, 2020
“No Time To Die,” which stars Daniel Craig, Rami Malek and Lashana Lynch, will be released April 10 in the U.S.
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