Billie Eilish Is Writing The Next James Bond Theme, And Internet Pissbabies Are Mad About It
Eilish and Bond are a perfect fit, and anyone who doesn't think so can suck an egg.
Early today, teenage pop star Billie Eilish was announced as the musician behind the next James Bond theme song.
The pairing makes a lot of sense. Eilish’s work has always combined throwback genre stylings with something deeply modern — her music finds the mid-point between the nineties and now, and mines it for all that it’s worth. Which very much fits the vibe of the new Bond outing, No Time To Die.
After all, that film, directed by acclaimed auteur Cary Fukunaga, has been all about bringing the super-spy crashing into the future. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, she of Fleabag fame, was tasked with bringing 007’s politics into the present; now, Billie Eilish will do the same thing with his music.
Needless to say, the young singer is pretty chuffed with the gig.
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way,” she said. “James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”
But despite how obviously great the choice is, some denizens of the internet have decided to raise up their voices in protest, claiming that Eilish is too young and too new.
4 minutes of talking in a whisper then.
— Craig phillips (@craigmarv81) January 14, 2020
Christ how the mighty have fallen… 🤦♂️
— Liam Edwards (@Ed_7991) January 14, 2020
Sorry but this is going to be TERRIBLE. I can understand she’s critically acclaimed and many love her, but it’s not going to be remotely ‘Bond’. Probs won’t be able to understand a word of it. Bond themes are for all time, not just what’s ‘in’ at the time.
— Wincombe Mooredge (@Adt1001) January 14, 2020
Oh, and then there are those who reckon that Eilish is, ahem, a satanist.
Another reason to not watch this movie. They hire a satanist to write the score. pic.twitter.com/XK25eZ9wqU
— NoWeatherModification (@ModificationNo) January 14, 2020
Can’t please anyone these days.