Listen to Billie Eilish’s James Bond Song, ‘No Time to Die’

As one Oscars season comes to a close, another opens its doors anew. So begins the 2021 Best Original Song race, with this instant-classic title track for the upcoming James Bond film, No Time to Die, from 18-year-old pressional Grammy collector Billie Eilish. Just last Sunday, Eilish made her Academy Awards debut singing a cover the Beatles’ “Yesterday” for the ceremony’s In Memoriam segment. Those moody chords, written with her brother Finneas, are textbook Bond. (And if you close your eyes and listen closely, it kind sounds like textbook haunting Lana Del Rey, too.) It’s got swelling horns, the wow-wow trumpet, cascading strings — adding some orchestral drama to Eilish’s typical electro-pop sound — and even a little that iconic Bond theme sonic signature at the very end. Give it a spin here, and then remind yourself that Eilish was 4 years old when Daniel Craig made his debut as James Bond in Casino Royale. Eilish will perform “No Time to Do” at the upcoming Brit awards with Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr.