After sweeping the Grammys and her personal spin on The Beatles‘ classic Yesterday at the Oscars last weekend, Billie Eilsish continues her upward trajectory, dropping the theme song to the forthcoming James Bond film No Time to Die.
The song is a is slow and ominous dirge with Eilish pushing the upper register of her voice, not unlike her take on Yesterday.
But the Bond flourish comes when the orchestra swells, gaining intensity.
Eilish, the youngest artist ever to write and record a Bond them, will perform the song for the first time at the Brit Awards in London on Feb. 18.
Two of the most recent Bond themes — Adele’s Skyfall and Sam Smith’s Writing’s on the Wall — are the only songs from the films to win Best Song Academy Awards. What are Eilish’s chances? We’d say pretty good.