'No Time To Die': Billie Eilish music video released for theme song

Tom Butler
·Senior Editor
·2 mins read

Watch: Billie Eilish’s No Time To Die music video

Billie Eilish delivers a dark and brooding performance in the music video for James Bond title track No Time To Die.

Directed by Daniel Kleinman, the filmmaker responsible for the Bond title sequences, the video weaves black and white footage of Eilish singing with scenes taken from the film.

The fast-cutting footage focuses on the romance between Bond and Madeleine Swann, played by Lea Seydoux, who he is rumoured to marry in the film.

However, the mood is melancholic as a tearful Swann is seen carried away on a train.

James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) in the music video for No Time To Die. (YouTube/Billie Eilish)
James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) in the music video for No Time To Die. (YouTube/Billie Eilish)

The music video ends with flumes of smoke erupting from behind Eilish before fading to black.

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Writing on Instagram, Eilish said: “We shot this in February and it’s finally out. Love bond and still so honored to be a part of it, thank you @007.”

The song came out in February ahead of the film’s expected April release date.

However, No Time To Die became one of the first major Hollywood productions to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The film, Daniel Craig’s 007 swansong, is now set to hit cinemas in November.

Billie Eilish in the music video for her Bond theme song No Time To Die. (MGM/Eon/Universal)
Billie Eilish in the music video for her Bond theme song No Time To Die. (MGM/Eon/Universal)

Eilish, who swept the big four prizes at the Grammy Awards in January, is the youngest artist to record a Bond theme.

No Time To Die, which also stars Rami Malek as villain Safin and Ana de Armas as CIA agent Paloma, will deliver a satisfying ending for Craig’s Bond, according to producer Barbara Broccoli.

James Bond (Daniel Craig) in No Time To Die an EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios film (Nicola Dove © 2020 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM.)
James Bond (Daniel Craig) in No Time To Die an EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios film (Nicola Dove © 2020 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM.)

Speaking on the first episode of the official James Bond podcast, she said: “It’s a culmination of everything that his portrayal of the character has been through and it ties up all the storylines. It’s a pretty epic film, I have to say.”

No Time To Die is due to be released in UK cinemas on 12 November.