Sam Smith 'really impressed' by Billie Eilish's Bond theme No Time To Die
Billie Eilish has a lot of her weight on her shoulders, having provided the theme song to the new James Bond film, No Time To Die.
But it looks like the song is a success – including with the person responsible for the last Bond smash.
Sam Smith has praised Billie’s song No Time To Die, saying they listened to it on the toilet… but thought it was beautiful all the same.
Sam, who sang Writing’s On The Wall for Spectre, dropped by Capital Breakfast after announcing dropping their new single To Die For – from the upcoming album of the same name – and chatted about Billie’s similarly titled Bond theme.
The 27-year-old said: ‘It’s so beautiful. I literally woke up like an hour and a bit ago and I was sitting on the toilet listening to it. It’s so beautiful.
‘It depends on how much pressure you put on yourself I think. I put a lot of pressure on myself and I didn’t realise how people really have in their head what a Bond song is so you’re never gonna please everyone, but she’s done such a beautiful job and she’s kept it classic which I’m so happy about.
‘Yeah, I’m really impressed, I think it’s amazing. Everything she does I think is amazing.’
Sam had big shoes to fill after the success of Adele’s Skyfall when they took on the theme song to 2015’s Spectre.
However, the song – penned by the Promises singer and Jimmy Napes – was a success and won the both the Oscar and the Golden Globe for best original song, as well as becoming the first Bond theme to reach number one in the UK.
Billie, 18, is the youngest person to record and write a Bond theme, having penned No Time To Die with brother Finneas O’Connell.
Speaking to Alt 987 FM, Billie said: ‘It is something me and my brother have been trying to write our whole lives.
‘Bond is so dope, it is like the coolest movie franchise in the world. It was a crazy call and a crazy last couple of months.’
The Grammy award winner will make her live debut with No Time To Die at next week’s Brit Awards, and will be joined on stage by the film’s composer Hanz Zimmer and Johnny Marr.
No Time To Die marks Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007, and hits cinemas on 2 April.
Tune into Capital Breakfast, weekdays with Roman Kemp from 6am to 10am.
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