The song will have supernatural powers to bend bullets away from Bond. I am pretty sure it will, else, why are there people across the Net defending Eilish’s “No Time To Die” music video like it is some religion that Bond needs to convert to?
We first got to hear Eilish’s song for Daniel Craig’s last outing as Bond back in February this year when she dropped the song, which bears a similar title to the film. Of course, back then, the marketing team was on full-throttle to prep No Time to Die for its widely anticipated premiere in April. Then came the coronavirus, which had triggered drastic nation lockdowns beginning with China — an emerging stronghold in box-office sales for the Bond franchise. Other than the UK, China was the highest grossing overseas market for Spectre (2015) — the latest installment within the franchise, just before No Time to Die.
Had China not been put under lockdown, Eilish’s music video for No Time to Die would have easily been unveiled back in March or early April this year. When I first tuned-in to “No Time to Die” in February, I thought that the song was truly befitting for a Bond film which leans itself towards a darker and moodier theme, such as Craig’s. The song does not deviate too much from Adele’s “Skyfall” and Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall”, preserving the qualities of being classy and dramatic from the previous two, though Eilish’s noises tend to cloud the overall music.
Now that the music video is released, the vocals coupled with the visuals in the video is starting to paint a picture in a different direction. Check out the newly released music video below:
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so naturally, in this case, a video is worth a million whispers. Just a disclaimer, though, I still love the beautiful arrangement done by Hans Zimmer and Matt Dunkley. I am not forcing you to understand this subjective piece of ‘art’ voiced over by a well known artist, but if you are as clueless as I do after watching it, maybe you should check out the synopsis of the music video which we have found buried somewhere in the internet, here:
A young and talented performer finds herself trapped in a recording room with a ghastly apparition floating next to her. The producers outside the room, not realizing that the door is locked, awaits for the lady to sing, as they understand that if they don’t complete the prophesied song, there will be nothing left to save. Enduring the invisible choke that the apparition is placing on her neck and the supernatural tickling that she feels under her feet, the young lady tries to sing and murmurs powerful spells to cast the apparition away. Elsewhere, the howling sound of an undead chicken makes its way past the studio’s insulation, and towards the recording mic, threatening to overpower the lady’s already struggling voice. Alone, the lady must devise a plan to complete the prophesied song that will save Bond from mad anarchist Safin
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