No Time To Die Video Suggests Song Is About Madeleine Swann

3 weeks ago

Billie Eilish's theme tune for No Time To Die, Daniel Craig's fifth and final outing as James Bond, gets a music video focused on Madeleine Swann. Craig inherited the iconic role from Pierce Brosnan with 2006's Casino Royale, and has since made the character his own, despite initial doubts about his ability to do so. Unfortunately, the quality of the films he's starred in have varied, with Royale and Skyfall performing well and winning plaudits from critics, while Quantum of Solace and Spectre were not as successful, being accused of being generic and uninspiring entries in the franchise.

However, Craig is hoping to bow out on top with No Time To Die, which was directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, best known for his epic anthology series True Detective. The movie was originally supposed to be released in April this year but was delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Eilish's theme tune, released in February, is a classic Bond theme, containing many of the hallmarks of the best Bond tunes, and allows the pop superstar to show off her vocal range accompanied by the traditional piano track, horns and orchestra that form the backbone of classic Bond themes.

Now, the music video for the track, simply titled "No Time To Die" has debuted. The video is classic Bond, featuring Eilish in black and white singing over footage from the upcoming movie. Much of the video focuses on the character of Madeleine Swann (Lea Seydoux), who was Bond's love interest in Spectre and returns in this film, suggesting the song of regret is about her. You can watch the music video below:

The debut of the video hints that unlike a number of other big budget movies which have been delayed to 2021, No Time To Die is set to stick to its November release date. Hopefully audiences will be more willing to go back to theaters at that time, as previous releases in the post-pandemic world, including Christopher Nolan's Tenet, have struggled to make money.

Regardless, the footage seen in previous trailers and now the music video promise an action-filled conclusion to Craig's time as 007, hopefully ending his tenure on a high note. The music video also shows off the movie's female characters, including Lashana Lynch, who has previously said that No Time To Die fixes the problem of Bond's female characters by giving them agency of their own. With time ticking down to the movie's release, fans will find out just how Craig is given a send-off from the franchise in just a few weeks.

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