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

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Can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction to Billie Eilish getting the title song.

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I suspect, much the way Sam Smith was received on the forums (before WOTW was released), Billie Eilsih is not only the greatest singer in music history, but simply the greatest person who ever lived.

Sarcasm aside, having never heard of her before yesterday I have no pre-conceived expectations.  Who knows? We might just get one of the great Bond title songs in the series.

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I hope I'm wrong but this seems like an attempt to engage the younger generation. Trying to please too many people/groups for my liking, I thought they'd have learnt from Sam Smith's awful song. At least we should be able to rely on Hans Zimmer for some quality.

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dwf76 wrote:

I hope I'm wrong but this seems like an attempt to engage the younger generation.

You're not wrong.  But the potential for a good song is there IMO.

She has a voice sultry enough to pull a Bond song off.  My biggest concern is that as an 18 year old Gen Z'er she may be a bit young to appreciate and channel the feel of the franchise through her music.  I'm encouraged that we have another female vocalist.  After Sam Smith, I'm not sure how much worse a theme can get (knock on wood).

Her music is different, but she does carry some natural musical talent.  Take a look at her Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.
Particularly surprising to me were her vocal solos at 5:00 and 6:15.  Give 'em a listen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh2qGWfmESk

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dwf76 wrote:

I hope I'm wrong but this seems like an attempt to engage the younger generation. Trying to please too many people/groups for my liking, I thought they'd have learnt from Sam Smith's awful song. At least we should be able to rely on Hans Zimmer for some quality.

They definitely want a younger generation, like Bond used to have. I was a Bond fan by the age of 10, as my father was before me. That's rarely happening today, and it's a problem.

I'm not counting on quality music from either the song or the score. Zimmer has rarely (though occasionally) delivered quality music.

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The producers say "The song is incredibly powerful and moving. and "It's been impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film." Does this mean it's a ballad?

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Number24 wrote:

The producers say "The song is incredibly powerful and moving. and "It's been impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film." Does this mean it's a ballad?

I think that's a good deduction. Ballads seem to be their strength.

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I actually hoped for a more up-tempo song this time, something Billie Eilish seems to have a knack for. She's done some good ballads too, but she hasn't used the type of big voice Bond ballads tend to have. That being said I feel like Calvin Dyson: I like that this is unexpected and perhaps different. It can go wrong, but if it works it's extra fun.

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As a Southern California resident (and Billie being from Los Angeles), she is on the radio everywhere. I listen to a few different genre radio stations and can't pass my 30 minute work commute without hearing her on the radio. I'm with dwf76 and think they're trying to appeal to the younger generation. But also, I'm sure some of this is riding on the tailcoats of her great success and popularity as well. I have mixed feelings between this decision and Hans Zimmer, but I'm trying very hard to keep an open mind. It could go wrong, but I hope they do their best and surprise us.

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Number24 wrote:

The producers say "The song is incredibly powerful and moving. and "It's been impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film." Does this mean it's a ballad?

Damn, I was hoping for something that’s more You Know My Name than Skyfall or WOTW.

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How on earth could Paloma Faith not be chosen? Her voice is insane

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oxf77 wrote:

How on earth could Paloma Faith not be chosen? Her voice is insane

Have I not heard of her because she’s also popular with the kids?

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Anyone want to hazard a guess as to when we will get a taste of the song?

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Calvin Dyson guessed early March based on the release of songs in relation to the premiere date.

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The choice of 18 year old Billie Eilish is definitely an attempt to engage younger fans. I just hope its a good song. I don't care if it's an 18 year old or an 80 year old. I just want a good song!

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Best part of all this besides her singing the tune is that eventually, hopefully, we'll get a pic of her and DC together. It certainly would be a contrast of fashion styles ajb007/lol

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walther p99 wrote:

Best part of all this besides her singing the tune is that eventually, hopefully, we'll get a pic of her and DC together. It certainly would be a contrast of fashion styles ajb007/lol

Been there  ajb007/tongue

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HalfMonk HalfHitman wrote:
walther p99 wrote:

Best part of all this besides her singing the tune is that eventually, hopefully, we'll get a pic of her and DC together. It certainly would be a contrast of fashion styles ajb007/lol

Been there  ajb007/tongue

https://www.nme.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo.jpg

Yeah that's about right ajb007/lol love that pic.

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This is the first decision that I can’t get onboard with. I don’t like her music and feel that she is totally wrong for Bond. Duh-indeed!

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https://www.instagram.com/p/B7bkmT2Jauw … _copy_link

had to laugh :DD

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ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

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Brilliantly done, from the only chat show that Daniel Craig seems to like!

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ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  great vid, Noi  ajb007/cheers

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She'll be fine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6AdQLB_19g