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There truly is “No Time To Die”


“Now you’ll never see me cry. There’s just no time to die.”

Billie Eilish has taken on a new persona in “No Time To Die” with a black noir feel that is very different from her usual sound. Whenever someone pictures Eilish, they think of a very jumpy sound, like in “Bad Guy,” but she breaks those barriers to produce a belting song that matches the tone of the James Bond movie it was made for, “No Time To Die.”

In the video, dressed in all black, Eilish enters into a black and white scene, stepping up to an old-timey microphone to belt her first note. Though “No Time To Die” is just one of many Bond themes, the song can be considered one of the best as Eilish has fully exposed the real Bond, who is, “dark, solitary and tormented beneath the cool exterior,” according to an article on the topic by The Guardian. Even Sam Smith, who wrote the last Bond theme, believes it is beautiful, noting that Eilish had kept it classic with “No Time To Die” in a Capital FM interview.

Despite this, the video has actually beat the release of the movie due to COVID-19. Originally set to hit theaters in April of this year, “No Time To Die” was delayed until Nov. 20 to create more time to understand this pandemic. But, that release date was soon changed again to April 2, 2021. Daniel Craig, better known as the latest James Bond, responded to this delay in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“This thing is just bigger than all of us,” Craig said. “We want to release the movie at the same time all around the world and this isn’t the right time. So fingers crossed April 2 is going to be our date,” Craig said.

The coronavirus was not the only reason for the delay. According to Autoblog, there was trouble behind the scenes with the crew and writers. These problems began at the studio-level, with production. This seemed to delay the filming process. And once those problems seemed to boil over, a new one arose— there was an issue with the original script. This script had been shelved for critically-acclaimed director Danny Boyle’s script. Everything seemed to be going well until he stopped sending them back to the original script. These issues only added a further push to delay the film.

It is not as if “No Time To Die” is an outlier— many other movies are delayed, as well. At the very least, fans are getting to see the music video first. Many big name movies “are either moving to 2021 or being delayed indefinitely,” according to Vulture. So, “No Time To Die” could have had a worse fate. And, although we may have to wait a little bit longer to see the newest Bond movie, we have Eilish’s music video to watch on repeat.

Eilish’s music video is now available on Youtube.

Featured Image courtesy of Martin Shore via Flickr Creative Commons

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There truly is “No Time To Die”