Page 1 of Billie Eilish picked to perform next Bond Theme.
Despite being way outside her target audience, I'm a massive fan of Ms Eilish. Not only for her music but also for her general outlook, plus she's great with her fanbase.
Would her style of music & vocals suit a Bond theme? Sam Smith's effort last time was a bit of a dirge, despite picking up an Oscar (not necessarily a sign of quality), and there has been some stinkers, as well as some eventual favourites (Chris Cornell & Gladys Knight)
The BBC just cobbled together a list, but it doesn't look like they've put a lot of thought into it.
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I miss the days when the composer was involved in the songwriting process, allowing the theme to be used throughout the film. This hasn't happened since Casino Royale.
Having sampled a few of her songs, I can't say I'm very hopeful. Some of the most insipid bilge I've ever heard, but I guess it can't be worse than Sam Smith's hilariously awful offering.
Not really bothered, last one I liked was Living Daylights but even then it just wasn't that big a deal to me...
I haven't recognised any of the Bond crooners since Madonna caterwauled on Die Another Day.
Last one I liked was the one after your's Si, on Licence to Kill, as that sounded suitably Bassey-ish.
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I do like The World is Not Enough by Garbage, which was also co-written by David Arnold who did the soundtrack.
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"co-written by David Arnold "
I remember it was around that time that there was a sudden upsurge in interest in Bond Themes. Sparked, no doubt, by this little gem.
Reaction from this old fart was 'Who?'
Anything would be an improvement on that dirge Skyfall.
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The Chrissie Hynde version of Live And Let Die from that same album was, IMO, better than the original.
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"The Chrissie Hynde version of Live And Let Die from that same album was, IMO, better than the original"
I've not heard this, but until I do...
GET YE OUT OF HERE WITH THAT FILTH!
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The start is terrible but it gets better. Ish.
I feel like this might have been a good song if it was performed by somebody who could actually sing.