Billie Eilish "No Time To Die" James Bond theme song is out now!

gofreak

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Oct 26, 2017
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It's 'fine' as a movie theme, but it just feels very by-the-numbers, like I've heard it a million times before, and it lacks punch. It feels like it goes nowhere.
 

Axe

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Oct 27, 2017
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It's a grower, but I really like it. I think it will end up working really well with the intro sequence in the film.

At least it's actually emotionally resonant with Bond's character unlike that awful Sam Smith song.
 

zuf

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Oct 25, 2017
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Couple this with the 3 hour run time and my interest is waning.

Edit: Okay, I was wrong. Those brass/guitar flourishes are really nice and the song has a really downbeat, atmospheric vibe that I dig. Good job I listened to it another 7/8 times lol.
 
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verygooster

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's a grower, but I really like it. I think it will end up working really well with the intro sequence in the film.

At least it's actually emotionally resonant with Bond's character unlike that awful Sam Smith song.
Have similar feelings too. Don’t hate it but needed multiple listens but maybe I’ll appreciate it more when I hear it with the title sequence.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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I love You Know My Name & Writings on the Wall.

Skyfall and this was OK.

Can't even remember Quantum of Solace's song...
 

Huggie

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Oct 22, 2018
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Soooo boring. Jesus, does she even sing? Just sounds like a whisper all the time. Meeeh
 

Psychotron

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Oct 26, 2017
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Wait....do I like Billie Eilish?? I live under a rock with popular music and this sounds really good.
 

Tbm24

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Oct 25, 2017
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Honestly don’t think I’ll ever listen to it again until I go see the movie. Did not stand out to me.
 

PhaZe 5

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Oct 27, 2017
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It's a grower, but I really like it. I think it will end up working really well with the intro sequence in the film.

At least it's actually emotionally resonant with Bond's character unlike that awful Sam Smith song.
Sam Smiths song was perfectly geared towards what Bond was experiencing in Spectre—a willingness to give it all up again, which he hadn’t been willing to do since Casino. I don’t get this criticism.
 

kitchenmotors

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Oct 25, 2017
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It really does sound like a song they recycled from the album. This could have been a moment to step outside that box.
 

Plumpman

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Jan 24, 2018
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I'm not feeling it at all. Has no energy. I need to be hyped during the opening credits, not put to sleep.
 

GSG

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's ok, it's very low on energy and very understated. You Know My Name and Skyfall are still the best Daniel Craig Bond theme songs.
 

roguesquirrel

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Oct 29, 2017
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I like it better than Sam Smiths song for Spectre but i feel like both of those tried to recapture the vibe of Skyfall without sticking the landing.
 

Davidion

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Oct 27, 2017
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You Know My Name remains the best of the Craig movie themes, but I dig this one.
Nothing beats Chris Cornell 'You know my name'
Second best bond theme behind You Know My Name, which makes this pretty great. Love it.
...and everyone else praising 'You Know My Name'...I appreciate you all.

I actually can't recall a single piece of Billie Eilish's music. But this song is lovely; miles better than Skyfall and Writing's on the Wall, which were mediocre and awful, in that order.
 

Mesoian

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Oct 28, 2017
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The structure is there it just needs some hot sauce on it.
Someone call the propellerheads.

But yeah, it's exactly what I expected, a somewhat dull but extremely traditional bond theme.

...and everyone else praising 'You Know My Name'...I appreciate you all.

I actually can't recall a single piece of Billie Eilish's music. But this song is lovely; miles better than Skyfall and Writing's on the Wall, which were mediocre and awful, in that order.
Billie Eilish's music is interesting because of the production surrounding it. Without that production, you just get a very Lana Del Ray/Fiona Apple/Devi Lavato style songstress on sad strings and it's boring.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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If you pretend that another way to die is just a general tribute to the series and not tied to a specific film it's decent
 

Davidion

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Oct 27, 2017
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Billie Eilish's music is interesting because of the production surrounding it. Without that production, you just get a very Lana Del Ray/Fiona Apple/Devi Lavato style songstress on sad strings and it's boring.
I see. Coincidentally, that's similar to how I feel about Sam Smith. His voice is good, but the music he puts out is utterly miserable and sleep inducing outside of his work with Disclosure.
 

Blader

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Oct 27, 2017
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Probably pretty good odds she wins an Oscar for this next year, no? Academy seems to have a recent thing for Bond songs, and the original song choices are normally so dire that it won't be hard for this track to stand out. Performing Yesterday as part of the In Memorium segment this year probably helps up her credibility with voters too.
 

WrenchNinja

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Oct 25, 2017
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Probably pretty good odds she wins an Oscar for this next year, no? Academy seems to have a recent thing for Bond songs, and the original song choices are normally so dire that it won't be hard for this track to stand out. Performing Yesterday as part of the In Memorium segment this year probably helps up her credibility with voters too.
Lin wrote a new song for In The Heights though

 

Orb

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Oct 27, 2017
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astro

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Oct 25, 2017
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Lol what? That's pure nonsense.
It's absolutely true though?

Billie is far, far more interesting than Adel.


Billie Eilish's music is interesting because of the production surrounding it. Without that production, you just get a very Lana Del Ray/Fiona Apple/Devi Lavato style songstress on sad strings and it's boring.
1. Production is an integral component, especially when that production is handled by the artists themselves.
2. Hearing her tracks in an acoustic setting dispels this, though, the impact of her music is absolutely not dependent on the above.

The lyricism, the delivery, the tone, the melodies, the production... it all adds up.