'Terrible vocals': Fans divided over new James Bond theme tune

Sarah Carty
·Features & Style Editor
·3-min read

Billie Eilish has dropped No Time To Die, the hotly-anticipated theme tune for the upcoming 25th James Bond film.

Featuring Billie’s chilling vocals and a haunting melody, the song has already clocked up over 200,000 views in 30 minutes.

 Billie Eilish poses during Lollapalooza 2018 at Grant Park on August 2, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
Billie Eilish has dropped her James Bond theme tune. Photo: Getty Images

However, James Bond fans have been left divided online, with many calling it ‘the best James Bond song ever’ and others saying it’s “no Skyfall”.

“The Billie Eilish song for the new James Bond is so good. Subtle quotes of the motif just like Adele's Skyfall. Hell yeah,” one person said.

“Ok, so the No Time to Die song is like a slightly better version of Skyfall. Which isn't setting the bar too high.”

Billie Eilish’s Oscars appearance

Eilish had been tipped to perform No Time to Die theme at the Oscars ceremony, but instead soundtracked the ‘In Memoriam’ montage with a soulful performance of Beatles track Yesterday, accompanied on piano by her brother Finneas.

She also made a splash with her unusual reactions to some of the biggest Oscars moments, including Eminem’s surprise performance of Loose Yourself.

The singer has described working on No Time to Die as a “huge honour” and said Bond is “the coolest film franchise ever to exist”.

Billie Eilish attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California.
Billie Eilish on the Oscars red carpet on Monday. Photo: Getty Images

The team at Eon have also released a new selection of character posters for No Time to Die, revealing the characters played by Billy Magnussen, David Dencik and Dali Benssalah.

There are also new looks at MI6 stalwarts including Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny and Rory Kinnear as Tanner, as well as Jeffrey Wright’s returning CIA spy Felix Leiter.

With extra reporting by Tom Beasley

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