PUBLISHED: 11:05, Fri, Feb 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:24, Fri, Feb 14, 2020
No Time to Die is the upcoming 25th Bond movie, starring Daniel Craig in what many are suggesting is his last portrayal of James Bond. The 007 theme tune is iconic and alongside it, the song which accompanies each movie has the potential to be iconic as well. But what are fans and critics making of Billie Eilish’s new song, No Time to Die?
The Guardian’s Alexis Petridis has named the song as a “respectful approach” to the franchise and dubbed it an example of “a concerted effort to broaden her appeal to more mature audiences”.
He said: “No Time to Die… smartly refracts the Daniel Craig depiction of Bond – dark, solitary and tormented beneath the cool exterior – through Eilish’s signature brand of teen angst…
“What 007 himself would make of it is an intriguing question, but No Time to Die is a confident, appealing addition to the Bond theme canon.”
The Telegraph’s Neil McCormick had a similar feeling to The Guardian, with both publications giving the theme four stars.
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Billie Eilish James Bond song: What do fans and critics think of Billie’s No Time to Die? (Image: Getty/Eon)
McCormick wrote: “A brooding ballad about betrayal, Eilish sings throughout in her trademark soft murmur, as if she was recording in her bedroom at night afraid to wake her parents up.
“Which, to be fair, she probably was.”
He added: “What elevates it is the absolute sincerity of Eilish’s vocal, delivered with such understated intensity she sounds bomb-blasted by emotion.
“If you surrender to the experience, the effect is spine-tingling.”
Clearly, the song has won over a huge number of critics, with many showing this to be a new