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Billie Eilish just dropped her James Bond theme song, meaning it is in fact gay Christmas

Reiss Smith February 14, 2020
Billie Eilish with green hair and sunglasses

Billie Eilish has released her James Bond theme, 'No Time To Die'. (Getty)

Billie Eilish released her James Bond theme “No Time To Die” and suddenly, we’re all 007 fans.

“No Time To Die” will receive its live debut at the BRIT Awards on Tuesday, February 18, with Eilish accompanied by film composer Hans Zimmer and The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr.

Eilish released the downbeat Bond theme on Friday, February 14, with early reviews putting “No Time To Die” somewhere below Shirley Bassey’s “Diamonds Are Forever”, but well above Madonna’s “Die Another Day”.

Written and produced by Eilish and her brother Finneas, the track takes the surliness of her debut When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go and sets it to a more Bond-ready piano and string track.

Early reviews were glowing, with the BBC’s Colin Paterson suggesting that Eilish is the “first serious Oscar contender for next year”.

Fans were equally as convinced, declaring today the new ‘gay Christmas’.

There was much praise heaped on the track’s vocals, with ‘everyone who says “Billie Eilish can’t sing, she whispers”‘ told to ‘re-evaluate immediately’.

At 18 years old, Eilish is the youngest artist to ever write and perform and Bond theme, and had a lot to live up to with her effort: The last Bond film, Spectre, was themed by Sam Smith; its predecessor, Skyfall, was led by an Adele track.

Fortunately Eilish – a five-time Grammy winner – appears to have nailed the brief.

With her efforts even managing to convince LGBT+ fans to give the notoriously heterosexual Bond franchise a go.

All is forgiven after Billie Eilish Bond theme.

“No Time To Die” comes almost a year after Eilish suffered a backlash over her single “Wish You Were Gay”.

Fans were upset when it emerged the song was about Eilish wishing a guy who didn’t like her back was gay.

She clarified that the song’s lyrics weren’t supposed to be insulting, saying: “I tried so hard to not make it in any way offensive. The whole idea of the song is, it’s kind of a joke.”

More: billie eilish, BRIT Awards, James Bond, No Time To Die

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