Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell received a nod for their title track from the James Bond movie No Time To Die. And recently, Eilish revealed that she is ‘nervous and very excited’ about attending the Academy Awards as a nominee alongside her brother. The singer said to The Times’ Saturday Review ahead of the show next week, “Oh, yeah, we’ll be there, definitely. We’re very nervous and very excited.”
However, Billie added they had ‘no hesitation’ when they were first asked to produce a song for the franchise, but they imposed a lot of ‘rules’ on themselves when writing the track. She explained, “You often have reservations about things you’re asked to do, but this was one of the only things we’ve ever been asked to do that we were, like, 100 percent ‘Yes, we want to do this.’ There was not one ounce of hesitation, in either mine or Finneas’s head at the time.”
The My Future singer also noted that she and O’Connell knew the track they wanted to make ‘had to have a strong melody’ and they ‘wanted to make the title of the movie the hook.’ But the sibling duo refused to listen to old Bond themes because they didn’t want to ‘accidentally copy’ a track that had gone before. “We felt a huge sense of responsibility,'” the Ocean Eyes crooner stressed.
She also said they put ‘a lot of pressure’ on themselves’ even though ‘nobody’ else was as they aimed to pay respect to the beloved franchise. Their song will be competing against Beyonce’s hit Be Alive (King Richard), Lin-Manuel Miranda’s song Dos Oruguitas from Encanto, Diane Warren’s Somehow You Do (Four Good Days), and Van Morrison’s Down To Joy (Belfast).