What do you want from Billie Eilish's NTTD's title song?

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  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
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    So ... Beyonce did hints to fake us out on purpose? ;)
    I don't know Billie's work, but if she can sing then sure give her a shot.
    Bond going with NOT the mega known singer is fine with me.
  • DeerAtTheGatesDeerAtTheGates Belgium
    edited January 12 Posts: 396
    So ... Beyonce did hints to fake us out on purpose? ;)
    I don't know Billie's work, but if she can sing then sure give her a shot.
    Bond going with NOT the mega known singer is fine with me.

    She’s very, very, very popular with teenagers (14 to 17), make no mistakes. This is Bond trying to get a different demographic into the films.

    And I’m totally ready for it.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
    edited January 12 Posts: 11,682
    Yeah it's just odd the Beyonce hints were pretty strong, in my opinion.
    I do wonder if Beyonce faked her hints in cahoots with EON - ha! ;)

    Anyway, here's this (no truly official word yet, I think; just this ...)
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    Hmm

    Ok, I can see that

    She is currently very hot on the market and they may want to tap into the teenage demographic

    She has a good voice, and there are many songs which sorta kinda have the slow Bond vibe

    I think she can do a good job....as long as they add some life into the song cause I find the majority of her songs slow and boring.

    But I am not too mad IF this is true, she has the voice and it might be a good marketing move

    Of course, there are many better choices but..it wouldn't be the end of the world...my problem would be....would the song be good...i have no doubts she can deliver a voice for a bond theme

    Also....smart thinking..imagine if they love her song? She is 18, they can always come back to her in the future

    ...but yeah, so far just a rumour, and this came out of nowhere
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
    edited January 12 Posts: 11,682
    I am fine with either singer, just give us a really great Bond song. And hopefully work with Zimmer without issues. How do you pronounce Billie's last name?
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    Yeah it's just odd the Beyonce hints were pretty strong, in my opinion.
    I do wonder if Beyonce faked her hints in cahoots with EON - ha! ;)

    Anyway, here's this (no truly official word yet, I think; just this ...)

    Maybe a long shot, but could the title song debut at the Grammys during Eilish’s performance?

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    I am fine with either singer, just give us a really great Bond song. And hopefully work with Zimmer without issues. How do you pronounce Billie's last name?

    I *think* eye-leash

    but could be wrong
  • I am fine with either singer, just give us a really great Bond song. And hopefully work with Zimmer without issues. How do you pronounce Billie's last name?

    Eye-lish
  • imranbecksimranbecks Singapore
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    Good to know its Billie Eilish. I love her songs especially Bad Guy and You Should See Me in a Crown. Looking forward to hear her do a Bond theme!
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    Definitely more exciting choice than Beyonce
  • Posts: 9,820
    So this is confirmed? I haven’t heard her before; I’ll have to listen to a few songs.
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    She's got a good voice. Will all depend on the song. Beyonce sounds bland to me.
  • Would be happy with Billie Eilish, would be my second choice behind Lana Del Rey, and she is influenced by Lana Del Rey.
  • I was hoping the song would be from Safin's perspective, like Thunderball is from Largo's. Oh well. This is a strong 2nd choice. Is there a chance this will win a third Oscar for Bond songs?
  • BondAficionadoBondAficionado Former IMDBer
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    How have we fallen from Adele to Eilish in two films smh. I really hope this doesn't turn out to be true. She's got little range and said so herself in an interview. I know nobody cares but her brand image isn't even remotely close to the franchise's so it just feels... inauthentic. It's definitely a choice from Cary who I had championed for being such a breath of fresh air. Guess I forgot to be careful what I wished for. xD
  • How have we fallen from Adele to Eilish in two films smh. I really hope this doesn't turn out to be true. She's got little range and said so herself in an interview. I know nobody cares but her brand image isn't even remotely close to the franchise's so it just feels... inauthentic. It's definitely a choice from Cary who I had championed for being such a breath of fresh air. Guess I forgot to be careful what I wished for. xD

    Nowt wrong with Eilish.
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    How have we fallen from Adele to Eilish in two films smh. I really hope this doesn't turn out to be true. She's got little range and said so herself in an interview. I know nobody cares but her brand image isn't even remotely close to the franchise's so it just feels... inauthentic. It's definitely a choice from Cary who I had championed for being such a breath of fresh air. Guess I forgot to be careful what I wished for. xD

    I get what you're saying about the brand thing, this might turn out to be a QoS type of choice, who knows

    We'll see what will happen tho
  • edited January 13 Posts: 3,639
    The frontrunner at the moment is Billie Eilish. It seems that Cary Fukunaga is a fan.....I fully expect her to sing the title tune.


    I would like to say that I called this on 25 December.....there were a few snarky people that said I was gonna be wrong. But I did say it was likely after CJF started following her on Instagram.

    Just saying.
  • edited January 13 Posts: 68
    @Pierce2Daniel can I just take this opportunity, to say thank you. You and Antovolk and maybe a couple of others, who only post here with solid news or reasonable speculation, are a breath of fresh air.

    As someone who has followed this thread for the last five miserable years, waking up every morning to soul-deadening posts like "Is there any news today?" and "Does anyone think there will be news today?" or "Will David Dencik appear in Matera?" or similar, your name has always been a reason to click on the thread.

    It has been noted and appreciated :)
  • DoctorNoDoctorNo USA-Maryland
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    I was bummed by the Beyonce rumors, so this is welcome news... don’t know her stuff, so in sampling some, I was pleasantly surprised. What a Bond song will be like by her is a big question mark so that’s cool...

    Charmed by her (and family) in this... especially ukulele Beatles and her own original tune:
  • Posts: 137
    How have we fallen from Adele to Eilish in two films smh. I really hope this doesn't turn out to be true. She's got little range and said so herself in an interview. I know nobody cares but her brand image isn't even remotely close to the franchise's so it just feels... inauthentic. It's definitely a choice from Cary who I had championed for being such a breath of fresh air. Guess I forgot to be careful what I wished for. xD

    The same thing could have been said about Nancy Sinatra when comparing her to Shirley Bassey, or Sheena Easton after Carly Simon. But both contributed memorable songs that have either been sampled by other famous musicians or Oscar nominated.

  • edited January 13 Posts: 388
    Nancy Sinatra's voice bothers the crap out of me in YOLT. The forced vibrato. 😱 Both YOLT (excluding Barry's instrumental) and FYEO are the bottom for me in songs, so I have to disagree.

    So it's Billie E. At the moment, eh? Ugh, at least I'll be starting with massively low expectations, so it's only uphill, right?
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    JamesStock wrote: »
    Nancy Sinatra's voice bothers the crap out of me in YOLT. The force vibrato. 😱 Both YOLT (excluding Barry's instrumental) and FYEO are the bottom for me in songs, so I have to disagree.

    So it's Billie E. At the moment, eh? Ugh, at least I'll be starting with massively low expectations, so it's only uphill, right?

    Fair enough. I’m just saying that having the best performing album of 2019, with a Metacritic rating of 82 (out of 100), is the direct antithesis of BondAficionado’s sentiment. Would Eilish even be an issue if she was older than 18? Lana Del Rey seems to be an understandably popular candidate on these forums for a Bond theme. Eilish has been compared to Del Rey, and holds her up as an influence.

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    The frontrunner at the moment is Billie Eilish. It seems that Cary Fukunaga is a fan.....I fully expect her to sing the title tune.


    I would like to say that I called this on 25 December.....there were a few snarky people that said I was gonna be wrong. But I did say it was likely after CJF started following her on Instagram.

    Just saying.

    I can't get rid of the feeling that the MI6-story is just based on your discovery.
  • MonsieurMerciMonsieurMerci France
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    I strongly hope it's Billie Eilish, and not the Beyoncé safe choice.

    To me, the closest "OST song" sound from Eilish is :

    Very nice
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Nigeria
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    As long as the artist doesn't do Rap, am not entirely worried. The thing is, most Singers who've done the Bond theme, don't sound like Bond in their other songs. For Example, I can't think of any other Adele or Smith song that sounds like Bond. It only gets to show the Artist adapts to the Bond sound when called upon.
  • As typical as it is for the producers to go for a relevant, marketable artist, Eilish is far more experimental/unusual than I would’ve thought. Especially so soon after parting from Romer for that very reason. That said, I’m very excited by what she’ll put together for this one. For those unfamiliar I’d recommend these:





  • ResurrectionResurrection Kolkata, India
    Posts: 1,684
    Station_Z wrote: »
    The frontrunner at the moment is Billie Eilish. It seems that Cary Fukunaga is a fan.....I fully expect her to sing the title tune.


    I would like to say that I called this on 25 December.....there were a few snarky people that said I was gonna be wrong. But I did say it was likely after CJF started following her on Instagram.

    Just saying.

    I can't get rid of the feeling that the MI6-story is just based on your discovery.

    Exactly, we don't have any source for confirmation yet. Just speculations.
  • mtmmtm
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    The frontrunner at the moment is Billie Eilish. It seems that Cary Fukunaga is a fan.....I fully expect her to sing the title tune.


    I would like to say that I called this on 25 December.....there were a few snarky people that said I was gonna be wrong. But I did say it was likely after CJF started following her on Instagram.

    Just saying.

    We just asked why you claimed her to be the favourite. Don’t be bitter.
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
    Posts: 1,755
    Eilish is very talented. Since we are talking about the epic culmination of a 5 movies arc Beyoncé + Zimmer still seems a more obvious choice. She’s a superstar. Eilish on the other hand seems more in line with a director like Fukunaga.
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