Billie Eilish reveals moody video for Bond theme song

Billie Eilish has shared the video for her James Bond theme song, No Time To Die.

It focuses heavily on the spy’s latest love interest, who he is rumoured to marry in the film.

Beginning with a dark screen, Eilish slowly appears and delivers a brooding performance of the hit track, weaved in with explosive scenes from the film.

It takes almost a minute before we see the first glimpse of what’s to come, as a topless 007 passionately kisses Madeleine Swann, played by French actress Lea Seydoux.

Image: The music video heavily focuses on 007’s romance with Swann. Pic: Universal

Directed by Daniel Kleinman, the video continues to reveal touching moments between the pair, but also sees them being shot at inside a car.

Swann is also seen in tears on a train, running to keep her eyes locked with Bond’s as it pulls away. He looks sad and thoughtful as it leaves, perhaps hinting at a betrayal.

The video ends with an explosion behind Eilish, before fading to black.

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In an Instagram post, shared at the same time as the official Bond Twitter account, Eilish said: “We shot this in February and it’s finally out.

“Love bond and still so honoured to be a part of it, thank you @007.”

The track was released in February and set a record for the highest opening week sales for a Bond song, racking up 90,000 sales and 10.6 million streams.

At 18, Eilish – who swept the big four prizes at the Grammy Awards in January – is the youngest singer and first woman to score a number one with a Bond theme.

No Time To Die was due to hit cinemas in April but became one of the first major Hollywood productions to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Expected to be Daniel Craig‘s 007 swansong, it is now due to be released in UK cinemas on 12 November.

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Also starring Oscar-winner Rami Malek as villain Safin, and screenplay by Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the movie will deliver a satisfying ending for Craig’s Bond, according to producer Barbara Broccoli.

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.”

Source : Sky News