Billie Eilish and her brother-slash-collaborator FINNEAS appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss the creative process of their James Bond theme song ‘No Time To Die.’
When asked how the song came to be, Eilish revealed: “It was a crazy, surreal experience.”
“I don’t remember when it all kind of was real, but I do know for many years that we wanted to write a Bond song,” she continued. “Not even like we thought we could—it was just more like a fantasy, like a complete fantasy. … But I think it was last summer-ish. It started being a topic of discussion and not a fantasy, and it was very insane to us.
“We were kind of stuck the first few days we tried to work on it. It was a lot of pressure, it was a fucking Bond song. So we were pretty stumped and then there was just one day where Finneas was playing on the piano and he just played this one melody and it was the one.”
Elsewhere in the interview, FINNEAS revealed unpacked the way he creates his beats at home, unveiling four different recordings of him singing ‘No Time To Die’. He also shared a “very metal” remix of the Bond theme.
“If it’s okay with you, I am going to try and make a beat really quickly out of the samples you went me,” he shared. “Very cool, very metal.” You can check it out below.
Check out Billie Eilish and FINNEAS discussing their James Bond theme:
During her appearance on Fallon Eilish also delivered a haunting performance of the theme song.
Check out ‘No Time To Die’ live from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:
Last week, Eilish finally unveiled her highly-anticipated music video for ‘No Time To Die’. The video features a stark, minimalist shot of Eilish singing into a microphone, indispersed with footage from the forthcoming No Time To Die film.
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Over the weekend, it was announced that No Time to Die – the 25th instalment of the Bond series – had been delayed for the second time amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.