Music producer Stephen Lipson says Daniel Craig didn’t like Billie Eilish’s No Time To Die theme at first, but was convinced with a second listen.
Daniel Craig didn’t like Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell’s No Time To Die theme song at first, according to the music producer who worked on the theme. Siblings Eilish and O’Connell wrote and performed the 25th James Bond theme, “No Time To Die,” alongside producer Stephen Lipson. Writing the song in three days on a tour bus, the siblings worked with Bond composer Hans Zimmer, who wrote the film’s score. The song was released back in February 2020, two months before the film’s initial release date.
Over 18 months later, the song will finally receive its cinematic premiere when No Time To Die hits cinemas in October. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and starring Rami Malek as the villainous Safin, No Time To Die marks Craig’s final adventure as 007. Starting his tenure with 2006’s Casino Royale, Craig is the longest-serving Bond, edging Moore out by three years. Craig recently spoke about the perks being Bond has afforded him, for instance using his 007-influence to secure his stormtrooper cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Alongside this, it also appears that Craig has influence over wider aspects of Bond’s production, including the theme song.