Proving her haters wrong, the Grammy-winning songstress showcases her high notes on the moody track she produces alongside her brother and longtime collaborator Finneas.
Back when Billie Eilish was announced as “No Time to Die” theme song singer, many cast doubts that she would do as good as Adele or Sam Smith due to her musical style. However, the Grammy-winning singer proved the critics wrong when she released the song on Thursday evening, February 13, setting Internet abuzz.
Co-written by her and her brother Finneas, the haunting ballad finds Billie showcasing her raw, soulful vocalization over piano-driven melodies. Proving those who expected it to be a “whisper” song wrong, she even flexes her high notes towards the end of the song, before she continues singing, “Fool me once, fool me twice/ Are you death or paradise?/ Now you’ll never see me cry/ There’s just no time to die.”
Following the release of the song, Billie’s name soon started trending on social media with a lot of people heaping praises for her. “Everyone who says ‘bIlLie EiLiSh cAnT sInG sHe WhIsPeRs’ needs to re-evaluate immediately,” one says. “Just died listening to Billie eilish new song even tho the title is no time to die,” another quipped.
“Beautiful. Billie Eilish puts her raw emotion into her music and that’s why I love it so much,” someone else gushed, as another praised Billie, “Her voice is totally made for this song! She’s taken a lot of stick and proven so many wrong. Well done Billie.” There was also one who said, “LOL I SAID TO MYSELF, this sounds like its from james bond lmao, looked at the screen again and saw oo7 at the top. Wow she really did empower her theme correctly. Good work Billie.”
Billie is the youngest artist to ever write and record a James Bond theme. She’s set to perform the song for the first time at the Brit Awards in London on February 18. In a statement to Variety, she said of her participation, “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honor. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”
“No Time to Die” is set for an April 10 release in the United States.