Billie Eilish crushes ‘No Time to Die’ theme song


Anna Langseth

Billie Eilish created the opening theme song for the newest James Bond movie, ‘No Time To Die’ which is set to release April 20.

Anna Langseth, Staff Writer

In the film world, the James Bond Franchise is notorious for hiring popular musicians to create opening theme songs. The next and final Bond film starring Daniel Craig was no exception. 18-year-old musical sensation Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell were hired to create the opening song for the newest film “No Time To Die.” The song takes that title as well. 

The song was released on Feb. 13, 2020 and has gained an overwhelming number of streams and downloads. Opening numbers for the single have been record-breaking; in its opening week, it earned 90,000 chart sales as well as 10 million streams. It also reached number one on the top music charts in the U.K.. Eilish and O’Connell performed the hit for the first time at the Brit Awards, Feb. 18, 2020. 

As for the song itself, it takes on an eerie but compelling version of a ballad. It steps outside the norm for Eilish, as there is a belted note toward the end of the song. In most of her previous songs, her voice is usually softer and more on the whispering side. This part of the song took the Internet and Eilish’s fans by surprise, as proved by countless comments and reactions.

According to, Eilish told the BBC earlier this week that she and Finneas went through an “intense amount of writer’s block” after they were chosen for the track, but they eventually got through it after reading the script for the opening scene of the film. 

This project follows the pairs major success of Billie’s debut studio album “When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?,” which took home three Grammy awards, Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Engineered Album. Eilish will begin her second tour for this album on March 9 2020. The “Where Do We Go World Tour” will include 53 total shows across North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe. All but 25 of the scheduled shows are already sold out, and a majority of those 25 are outside of the U.S. 

The film “No Time To Die” will be released on April 10 and is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.