Billie Eilish wowed fans in her bizarre and dramatic music video for James Bond’s No Time To Die, which was released on Thursday.
The 18-year-old singer-songwriter released the song eight months ago, but the accompanying video premiered this week in the run-up to 007’s return to the big screen next month.
The star delivers a dark and brooding performance in the clip which features black and white footage of her vocals along with scenes from the film.
Highly anticipated: Billie Eilish amazes in weird new No Time to Die music video
The quick footage focuses on the romance between Bond and Madeleine Swann – played by Lea Seydoux – whom he would marry in the film, with the couple sharing a scorching kiss.
The highly anticipated music video also features a tense car chase and shows CIA Agent Paloma – played by Ana de Armas – involved in a dramatic fight while wearing a glamorous ball gown.
The video – directed by Daniel Kleinman – ends with waves of smoke rising behind Eilish before going dark.
Big star: Music video for the song was released on Thursday ahead of James Bond’s return to the big screen next month
Romantic story: Quick cut images focus on the romance between Bond and Madeleine Swann, played by Lea Seydoux (right)
Writing on Instagram, Eilish said, “We shot this in February and it’s finally released. A bond of love and always so honored to be part of it, thank you @ 007.
The song was released in February ahead of the film’s scheduled April release date.
However, No Time To Die became one of the first major Hollywood productions to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Eilish, who won four Grammy Awards in January, is the youngest artist to record a Bond theme.
Eerie: The clip – Directed by Daniel Kleinman – ends with channels of smoke erupting behind Eilish before going black
Bond Girl: Bond is rumored to marry Madeleine in the film, with the couple sharing a steamy kiss in the video released today
Fans were quick to give their positive feedback on the new video, with one writing on Twitter: “Ok, I’m literally in love, that’s really absurd you’re awesome, you dropped another bomb, you don’t disappoint. never. “
Another wrote: “It’s so beautiful I’m already in love and obsessed” while another said: “I just watched it STRAIGHT as it came out, F ***** G AMAZINGGGGGGGG I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCHHHHHHHH “
One fan was even moved while watching the video, saying, “I actually cried watching this. I don’t know who manages this account but tell Billie that she did everything right and this song will go down in history.
Big reaction: Fans were quick to give their positive feedback on the new video, with one writing on Twitter: “Ok, I’m literally in love”
No Time To Die, which also stars Rami Malek as villainous Safin and Ana de Armas as CIA agent Paloma, will provide a satisfying ending to Craig’s Bond, according to producer Barbara Broccoli.
Speaking on the first episode of the official James Bond podcast, she said, “It’s the culmination of everything her portrayal of the character has been through and it ties all the stories together. It’s a pretty epic movie, I have to say.
The 52-year-old British actor, whose first appearance as Bond was in Casino Royale in 2006, has also already spoken of leaving the franchise after the next installment.
Singing sensation: The song was released in February ahead of the film’s scheduled April release date
Love story: Bond settles down with Dr Madeleine Swann after retiring from active service in upcoming film
However, in March of this year, a film source said, “I don’t think Daniel is done with James Bond, despite his previous claims. He was in the same position after Specter came out, where he said publicly and out loud that he was done and then, over time, he just wasn’t.
“There’s something about that part that’s scratching an itch and he’s not quite ready to see it go to another actor just yet. “
Craig has previously confirmed that the Bond movie will be his last after starring in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Specter.
Drama: The highly anticipated music video also shows CIA Agent Paloma played by Ana de Armas involved in a dramatic fight while wearing a glamorous ball gown
High Speed: Bond is also seen in a high speed car chase in new scenes from the upcoming film
Full of action: The new music video also gave a preview of some of the other scenes in the film
The star discussed her concerns about the new script and admitted that feeling “very low physically” was the reason for the film’s five-year delay in a recent interview with GQ Magazine.
The actor said, “I was never going to do it again. I said to myself: “Is this job really worth it, going through this, all this?” And I didn’t feel… I felt physically very low.
“So the prospect of making another movie was just, like, irrelevant. And that’s why it’s been five years.
Star: Eilish, who won four Grammy Awards in January, is the youngest artist to record a Bond theme
Tense: Newbie Lashana Lynch, who plays Nomi (pictured), joins new Bond Girl Ana De Armas as Paloma in the film
Principal Lady: Lea Seydoux (pictured) recently described her character’s relationship with James Bond as “a modern love affair”
His last tour as Bond was in 2015 Specter, which at the time would have been his last outing as a spy.
Craig said Bond’s “physicality” is “a preparation, of sorts” because he wouldn’t get the script ahead of time.
He said, “It makes my head spin, ‘that’s what it’s gonna be.’ ‘ ‘
Trying to prepare for a role in one of modern cinema’s most popular film franchises without a script also caused her anxiety.
He said: “I have suffered from it in the past. I suffered because it was like, “I can’t cope. I can not handle this “.
No Time To Die hits UK theaters on November 12.
Career highlight: Billie’s song was released in February ahead of the film’s scheduled April release date
End of an Era: Craig previously confirmed this Bond film will be his last after starring in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Specter