Billie Eilish has recalled the preliminary combined response amongst James Bond followers to the announcement that she could be singing the theme music for No Time To Die, describing it as “a tough interval”.
The producers of the upcoming movie, which is now set for launch in April 2021 following numerous coronavirus-enforced delays, confirmed back in January that Eilish had been selected to record its official song.
Eilish, who’s the youngest artist within the spy film franchise’s historical past to file a Bond music, has now recalled the response which greeted the announcement that she could be recording ‘No Time To Die’ (which was made earlier than the music itself was formally launched on February 13) in a brand new interview.
Her brother Finneas, who co-wrote the music, instructed Variety that the timing of the announcement was, in his opinion, “double-risky, as a result of then [the public are] solely judging their preconceptions about an artist versus truly judging the work at hand. So…”
Eilish mentioned that the time between the preliminary announcement and the precise launch of the music, which was met with universal acclaim, “was the tough interval”.
“I wasn’t mad about it as a result of I perceive,” she mentioned concerning the fan response. “Why wouldn’t individuals have desires for the music that’s the theme to their favorite franchise? That’s completely comprehensible.
“However my favorite factor is an open thoughts, particularly when it was closed earlier than. I like when individuals aren’t caught to their pretences, which I’m completely responsible of on a regular basis. I hear that one thing’s going to occur and I’m like: ‘That’s ridiculous. It ought to by no means be that method. It’s by no means going to be good.’
“And it’s essential to maintain your thoughts open and simply hear and be like: ‘You already know what, truly? I used to be improper. That is actually good.’”
Hans Zimmer, who organized the orchestration on ‘No Time To Die’, in contrast the preliminary response to the information of Eilish singing ‘No Time To Die’ with Christopher Nolan casting the late Heath Ledger in The Darkish Knight.
“I bear in mind when Chris Nolan introduced Heath Ledger because the Joker. And the world on the web went mad going: ‘What a horrible resolution. This man can’t act. The worst resolution I’ve ever heard.’ After which Heath blew all of them away, in fact,” Zimmer mentioned.
“It’s the identical factor [with Eilish]. It’s like, look, we don’t make random selections. I imply, there have been [a] couple of fairly sensible individuals concerned who not solely have ears, however can really feel one thing. For me, it was the only factor. I heard the music [‘No Time To Die’] and I went: ‘Don’t need to hear the rest. That’s it.’”
Final week, a trailer for Eilish’s forthcoming documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry was released. The movie is about to premiere in February.