The latest Pop Shop Podcast examines why Eilish is the perfect musical pairing for the James Bond film series, and how she fits into the legacy of 007 music.
For nearly 60 years, the James Bond film series has brought fans adventure, villains, gadgets, femmes fatale and, of course, incredible music. And this year, Billie Eilish joins Bond’s musical legacy, as she will perform the title theme song of the upcoming 25th Bond film, No Time to Die (due in U.S. movie theaters on April 10).
An incredible array of A-list music stars have received the opportunity to sing a Bond title theme -- from Paul McCartney and Madonna to Adele and now, Eilish. Many Bond title themes have reached chart highs, gone on to become beloved favorites by millions, and the last two have even taken home the Academy Award for best original song (Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall” and Adele’s “Skyfall”).
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast episode (listen below), the team discusses the history and legacy of Bond’s major music, and how performing the song is an incredible promotional opportunity for any artist. Beyond that, the Pop Shoppers review why Eilish makes the perfect pairing with Bond, and how “No Time to Die” could hint at the story of the latest film.