No Time To Die--Billie Eilish Saw New Bond Movie Before Recording Song

Hans Zimmer flew Eilish and her brother/collaborator out to see a cut of the film.

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Billie Eilish, who sings the excellent theme song for 2020's new James Bond movie, No Time To Die, was able to see a cut of the film before recording the song. Speaking to Good Morning America, alongside her brother/collaborator Finneas O'Connell and legendary composer Hans Zimmer (who was brought in to work on the film at the last minute in January 2020), it's confirmed that Eilish saw a cut of the movie early. [Update: She'll have to keep things secret for a while longer, as No Time to Die has been delayed and will now release in November, rather than April.]

O'Connell says that they were given "essentially total creative freedom" over the song, and that they wanted it to have the same name as the film--they lucked out that it "wasn't called Quantum of Solace."

Eilish says that she and her brother have talked about wanting to create a Bond theme for "years," and Hans Zimmer, who asked them to fly out to see an assembly cut of the film, is a huge fan of the theme. "I loved it from the moment I heard it," he says. "It got under my skin and stayed there."

You can watch the full clip below.

No Time To Die arrives in cinemas on April 8. New footage recently emerged in, of all things, a Land Rover commercial. The film's premiere in China has been cancelled due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

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