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.
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 eillish’s James Bond song is really really great. Not surprised.— HOOD VOGUE is tired of poverty (@itskeyon) February 14, 2020
dont wanna seem to be overdramatic but this song is the best james bond song that has ever been released— ✖️ 𝖒𝖆𝖓𝖔𝖓 ✖️ 9͓̽5͓̽ ɢʀᴀɴ (@putXmeXunder) February 14, 2020
Omg this Billie Eilish James Bond song is incredible— Jonathan Quesnel (@jquesnel1125) February 14, 2020
New James Bond theme song: great score, terrible vocals.— I'm A Skeleton (@Sir_Slender_Man) February 14, 2020
Listened to "No Time To Die" by Billie Eilish. It's a nice song. Better than Sam Smith's song. Not one of the greatest Bond theme songs, but it's nice. Of course Billie Eilish doesn't have the vocal range of Gladys Knight or Shirley Bassey #NoTimeToDie #BillieEilish #JamesBond— Lombe B Ng'andu (@LombeBNgandu) February 14, 2020
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”.
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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