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Why modern Bond themes rarely hit the target; Mark Monahan yearns for the louche brilliance of John Barry's music. Can Billie Eilish's new song buck the trend?

Jan 16, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

The news this week that Billie Eilish will write and perform the title song for the 25th official Bond film, No Time to Die, is enough to make 007 fans everywhere punch the air in glee. Barely out of school she may be, but the 18-year-old Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is an immensely original talent.

If she can lend this new venture the quirky, noirish musical and lyrical tang that infuses her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, it could prove a marvellously moody and ...