"No Time To Die” - Billie Eilish’s Bond 25 Theme

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  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,547MI6 Agent
    edited February 2020
    danjaq_0ff wrote:

    Don't think that is real/official. Probably just something someone has done and is trying to pass it off as the real thing.
    There are a bunch of NTTD theme knock-offs popping up on YouTube lately.

    Interesting interview with Johnny Marr posted on MI6.com from the BAFTAS.
    Marr alluded to the use of guitar in the classic Barry scores and apparently there is quite a bit of guitar featured in the score.
    I also read on MI6.com that Steve Mazzaro (who did the score for The Rhythm Section) and is one of Zimmers guys, has contributed to the NTTD score.
  • Bond_James_BondBond_James_Bond +++ Classified +++Posts: 546MI6 Agent
    Great interview with Billie Eilish, Finneas and Hans Zimmer all together in London on GMA:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgqZzxKxxYk

    also a very cool cover by the Epic Orchestra

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAcVkgqdemg
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  • Bond_James_BondBond_James_Bond +++ Classified +++Posts: 546MI6 Agent
    and...

    according to the official 007 Instagram

    The official soundtrack to #NoTimeToDie by @hanszimmer will be released on 27 March. Joining Zimmer on scoring the soundtrack are @johnnymarrgram and @steve_mazzaro
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  • Agent KinoAgent Kino New YorkPosts: 178MI6 Agent
    I liked the ending of the live version a lot better than the recorded.

    I just miss the old school dark themes. The last theme I loved was Casino Royale.
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  • Monsieur SixteMonsieur Sixte Posts: 39MI6 Agent
    opal wrote:
    The Ellish song is bloody awful. Sounded like the song for Skyfall but on valium.

    If these Bond songs need to be in a style similar to the Goldfinger sound, then why hasn’t Lana Del Rey been asked to do one. She is the best at it.

    And why do all the new Bond songs have to avoid sounding like regular songs? Barry only did a few songs that were swing-jazz inspired - Goldfinger and The Man with the Golden Gun - the rest were just regular contemporary good melodic songs.

    How come all this circa 1950s swing sound for the Craig era Bond? It's so needlessly Bond 1965 retro.

    I take your point.

    If Barry had gone on to write the scores after The Living Daylights the scores would not have sounded like his Goldfinger work at all. He had evolved from that by the time of You Only Live Twice, and was doing more varied and contemporary sounding scores.

    The current Eon crew aren’t able to see this subtlety of development in Bond music history though. Arnold was aware of it on some level, but still fell for the “Bond music must be swing” fallacy.
  • sirsosirso Posts: 32MI6 Agent
    Here is an Esquire magazine article called “Every James Bond Themed Ranked”:

    https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/music/g26729930/james-bond-theme-songs-ranked/

    Ellish’s song is ranked at number 4 even surpassing one of Barry’s best songs “Moonraker” which is at number 19. Adele’s song is at number 16—which is a come down for her after years of the song being hailed as the best Bond song ever. Ellish’s song will probably have the same fate.
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 2,909Quartermasters
    These sort of lists always throw up one or two strange and controversial opinions, and this one has more than its fair share in my opinion. My main points of contention:

    - You Know My Name last!?! You must be joking!

    - I've certainly never seen All Time High anywhere near the top half of a Bond theme ranking. And while I personally quite like the song, 8th best is far too high.

    - 16th is a really low ranking for Skyfall, which is an excellent song in my opinion. I'd say it probably sneaks into my top 10.

    - Thunderball deserves way more respect. It's a quintessential Bond theme, with a powerhouse performance by Tom Jones and the big 1960s 'Barry sound' at its peak.

    On the positive side though, the top 3 is exactly the same as my own top 3. So at least I agree with the ranking in a few areas.
  • John Francis KennedyJohn Francis Kennedy South lanarkshire, ScotlandPosts: 88MI6 Agent
    Looked at the list, lmao, what a load of random nonesense, ****.

    Edit - one of my words was changed by algorithm lol
  • writingsonthewallwritingsonthewall SpainPosts: 295MI6 Agent
    So Decca will release both Zimmer's NTtD score and the "Bond 25" remastered/rerecorded themes collection (could be interesting depending on the choices they make there). But there'll be no physical release of the Eilish single? That's a first, isn't it? Makes this middle-aged man weary of kids and the digital future! :))
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,543MI6 Agent
    Nice. Not too much new footage and to me it seems too obvious Bille is miming the song, but still nice.
  • AugustWalkerAugustWalker Posts: 766MI6 Agent
    danjaq_0ff wrote:

    Hasn’t that been labeled as non-official last week?
    The name is Walker by the way.

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  • Westward_DriftWestward_Drift Posts: 2,477MI6 Agent
    A No Time To Die/Skyfall mash-up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCN-MeBXND0
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,801Chief of Staff
    Forgive me if this has been posted, but apparently it's a UK No.1 now.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,543MI6 Agent
    That's unusual, isn't it? I know Skyfall made it to no. 1 in the UK, but are there other examples?
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,801Chief of Staff
    If my ageing memory serves, AVTAK was No1 in the US and No2 in the UK but I'd need to check.

    Edit- Yes, that's right.
  • zaphod99zaphod99 Posts: 1,405MI6 Agent
    I love the song, think it fits well with Daniel Craig's moody, love-struck Bond. Listening to the lyrics made me realize how relationship-prone his Bond is. Spending a lot of tenure with someone or being heartbroken.

    I know i know, tedious isn't it
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  • Miles MesservyMiles Messervy Posts: 1,554MI6 Agent
    zaphod99 wrote:
    I love the song, think it fits well with Daniel Craig's moody, love-struck Bond. Listening to the lyrics made me realize how relationship-prone his Bond is. Spending a lot of tenure with someone or being heartbroken.

    I know i know, tedious isn't it

    They’ve been playing the same note (pun intended) since Casino Royale. The MI movies do Bond much better than Bond does at this point.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    Well done Billie, No 1 in the UK -{
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  • SFPROPSSFPROPS USAPosts: 350MI6 Agent
    Nevermind
  • James SuzukiJames Suzuki New ZealandPosts: 2,383MI6 Agent
    Skyfall made it to no. 2 in the UK I think.
    WOTW was no. 1 I think.
    I read somewhere that NTTD is the biggest hit of the year so far.
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  • SFPROPSSFPROPS USAPosts: 350MI6 Agent
    zaphod99 wrote:
    I love the song, think it fits well with Daniel Craig's moody, love-struck Bond. Listening to the lyrics made me realize how relationship-prone his Bond is. Spending a lot of tenure with someone or being heartbroken.

    I know i know, tedious isn't it

    Fleming's Bond was actually exactly like this. Always falling in love quickly...wanting to marry this new girl of his dreams only for her to die or end up betraying him in some way.
  • Agent PurpleAgent Purple Posts: 857MI6 Agent
    I liked the song, though because of its novelty it may take a while for me to settle on it.
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  • db5.007db5.007 SwitzerlandPosts: 73MI6 Agent
    Must say it didn't grip me at the first time but the live performance did impress me a lot and I'm glad it made no1.
    Think it is indeed a smart blend of fresh and classic, hats off to those who had the idea to put together Eilish, Zimmer and Marr.
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  • MrGoreMrGore Posts: 129MI6 Agent
    Tell me you don't want Zimmer's score in the movie to sound like this. And with Johnny Marr for extra points.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8emPcVRhuc
  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,522MI6 Agent
    MrGore wrote:
    Tell me you don't want Zimmer's score in the movie to sound like this. And with Johnny Marr for extra points.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8emPcVRhuc

    That's a hard no from me.

    I can hear similarities in the structure of this music with some of John Barry's pieces like Gumbold's Safe, but Barry's doing so much more with it. Zimmer is just repetitive without much development. It was cool when Philip Glass did it 40-50 years ago, but now it's old and even Glass is now developing his music more.
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  • zaphod99zaphod99 Posts: 1,405MI6 Agent
    SFPROPS wrote:
    zaphod99 wrote:
    I love the song, think it fits well with Daniel Craig's moody, love-struck Bond. Listening to the lyrics made me realize how relationship-prone his Bond is. Spending a lot of tenure with someone or being heartbroken.

    I know i know, tedious isn't it

    Fleming's Bond was actually exactly like this. Always falling in love quickly...wanting to marry this new girl of his dreams only for her to die or end up betraying him in some way.

    It comes across as mawkish in the films but less so in the books. I'm just bored with it. NTTD has gof an uphill struggle in as much as the Bond Swan relationship was never convincing mind you very little in the film was for that matter. I'm keen to see how they shore that up in this one.
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  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,547MI6 Agent
    MrGore wrote:
    Tell me you don't want Zimmer's score in the movie to sound like this. And with Johnny Marr for extra points.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8emPcVRhuc

    I'll let you know when I've actually heard Zimmer's score....and heard it within the context of the film. As far as the simple vs complex argument/issue I'll give you what is probably a much too simple and limited response: in the world of guitar players there are players who are incredibly skilled and can play a million notes and incredibly difficult and complex passages but leave one unmoved and there are guitar players who can play two or three notes and send chills down your spine. I try to go with what I find pleasing to my own senses and of course with film music, what works relative to the context of the film. No one of course is right or wrong when it comes to music because it is "art" (except for Die Another Day which was garbage :)) ) I do think one of the things we are all hoping for is a score which rises above just being another sound effect/white noise or even worst, a distraction.
  • jamesbondagent007jamesbondagent007 Divided States of TrumpPosts: 234MI6 Agent
    For those of you still non-plussed by Billie's song, you might enjoy this mashup with Skyfall:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCN-MeBXND0
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