It seems that we will all have to wait a bit longer to see how 007 is doing. Fortunately, we can find some hints in the new theme song that has just been released… What do we learn from it?
The author of the piece is Billie Eilish. She is only 18 years old! With the song, Eilish becomes the youngest person in history of the Bond franchise to create a theme song for one of the iconic films.
However, that’s not the only accomplishment of this extraordinary teenager from Los Angeles. With 6 Grammy Awards, 13 platinum singles and extremely successful debut album, the young artist will definitely make history in the world of music. In the space of just three years, she has become one of the most streamed artists on the planet and she is just warming up!
The latest Bond theme song was composed by Billie, her brother Finneas, and Stephen Lipson, an English record producer. Hans Zimmer and Matt Dunkley prepared the orchestral arrangements. The world had a chance to hear the song for the first time at the Brit Awards in London on the 18th February.
“No Time to Die” is moody and ominous. It is slow but Billie’s voice gets right into your soul. The orchestra heard in the background reminds us of the traditional Bond themes of the ‘60.
The artist needed to see the movie in order to write the ballad that tones in with the story told in it. So, what do the lyrics tell us about the plot of the 25th installment of the 007 agent adventures?
They are dramatic, unsettling and hint that the plot will centre around the secret agent's betrayal. “No Time To Die” opens with a haunting piano motif, with the star's voice weary as she sings, "I should have known I'd leave alone".
In the chorus, the singer continues: "I've fallen for a lie... Are you death or paradise?"
"Now you'll never see me cry," she concludes. "There's just no time to die."
The song seems to be very much about a romantic betrayal. "Was I stupid to love you? / Was I reckless to help?" asks Eilish. The words appear to confirm a fan theory that Daniel Craig's fifth (and final) outing as Bond will show him double-crossed by Madeleine Swann (Lea Seydoux), his love from the previous film, “Spectre”.
In “Spectre” we saw him starting a new chapter with a woman dear to his heart. It seems reasonable to believe that such idyll could not last too long. What exactly happens? We will need to wait a bit longer to find out.
installment - część
franchise - franczyza, koncesja, słowo używane również w odniesieniu do serii filmów
HM - skrót od Her Majesty - Jej Królewska Mość, czyli królowa Anglii
outbreak - wybuch
hint - wskazówka, podpowiedź
theme song - motyw muzyczny
accomplishment - osiągnięcie
make history- przejść do historii
in the space of - w przeciągu jakiegoś czasu
streamed - transmitowany, nadawany
warm up - rozgrzewać się (np. przed treningiem)
orchestral arrangements - aranżacja orkiestrowej oprawy muzycznej
moody - kapryśny
ominous - złowieszczy
tone in - współgrać, harmonizować
betrayal - zdrada
haunting - niedający spokoju, dręczący
weary - znużony, zmęczony
fall for- dać się nabrać, zostać oszukanym
reckless - nieostrożny, nierozważny
outing - pojawienie się, występ
double-crossed - oszukany
idyll - idylla, sielanka