“No Time to Die” by Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish’s “Not Time to Die” plays out like a love song, as in it can be interpreted as being romantic in nature. However, it is debatable whether or not the narrator is speaking to another individual or an idea. But whether the addressee is an actual person or a personification, the overall implication is that her relationship with this entity has fallen apart. And she also implies, to some degree, that the situation having evolved in such a manner is partially her own fault.
However, more to the real point, is the notion that she had been deceived by the addressee, as in being ‘fooled’ into perceiving him in a manner which may not be a true representation of who he is. Yet despite the associated anguish she is feeling from having her heart broken so to speak, she is not keen on letting her emotions get the best of her. Indeed the title of this track is based on such an idea, that as it stands now she simply has “no time to die”. Or considering the song in its entirety, this phrase can be reworded in a manner such as the singer does not find it convenient, at all, to be overtaken with emotion. And this is despite the fact that she is clearly going through a considerable degree of inner turmoil.
So conclusively, we can say that there is one overall theme of this work. And the theme is centered on the narrator’s resiliency in the face of adversity, especially it would seem of the emotional variety.
Did Billie Eilish write “No Time to Die”?
Yes, Billie did. In addition to being a brilliant singer, it should be noted that Billie is also a skilled songwriter. She writes most of her songs. And in the case of “No Time to Die”, she penned it alongside her brother and songwriting partner FINNEAS. The pair has written a ton of hits together, including her multiple Grammy winning hit “Bad Guy“.
FINNEAS (whose real name is Finneas O’Connell) not only co-wrote “No Time to Die”, but he also co-handled its production duties. He produced it along with renowned English record producer and engineer Stephen Lipson.
Johnny Marr plays Guitar on “No Time to Die”
Legendary English guitarist, Johnny Marr (of The Smiths fame) played the guitar on this song. This marked Billie Eilish’s first time of working with the English guitar legend.
Release Date of “No Time to Die”
“No Time to Die” was released on the 13th of February, 2020. A day prior to its official release, Billie took to her Instagram account to tease the song.
Official 2020 James Bond Film Theme Song
This tune was released purposely to support and promote the 2020 James Bond film also titled “No Time to Die” starring the likes of Daniel Craig and Rami Malek. Actually it is the official theme song to the film. And this was the first time Billie Eilish was honored with the opportunity to create a theme song to a film. According to her, being given the opportunity to do this was nothing short of “a huge honor” done her. Here are her exact words in relation to this opportunity given her:
“No Time to Die” makes History in the United Kingdom
“No Time to Die” made it to the number 1 spot in Britain (the UK Singles Chart). In achieving this, Billie became the first female to hit the number 1 spot in Britain with a Bond theme song. The song also gave Billie her first number one song in Britain.