“The countdown for #NoTimeToDie is on,” Zimmer wrote on Instagram. “We just released two new tracks from the @007 score.”
On October 1, the day after the film’s UK premiere, the full soundtrack will be available to buy and stream. The film then opens in the US a week later (October 8).
Listen to the two new tracks – ‘Matera’ and ‘Shouldn’t We Get To Know Each Other First’, below:
Marr said that he was “thrilled” to provide guitar on the track, explaining: “Growing up as a British boy in the late 60s, 70s, 80s, to me, the Bond theme should have guitar in it – especially the John Barry stuff.
As for the track itself, Marr praised Eilish’s efforts as “fantastic” and said the minimalist ballad created by Eilish and brother Finneas O’Connoll was a “brave” choice.
“When I heard the song, I thought ‘this is fantastic’. It’s very brave, being very minimalist. It’s her sound, and then the trick was to Bond-ify it,” he explained.
Watch the full video interview below:
Reviewing Billie Eilish’s ‘No Time To Die’ upon its release last year, NME wrote: “Taking the understated road means that ‘No Time To Die’ is unlikely to be remembered as a top tier Bond theme in years to come; you also can’t help but wonder how an alternate version – channelling all of the artist’s unmistakable Eilish-isms – may have sounded.
“But regarded at face value, this is a solid effort that taps into Daniel Craig’s stealthy, solitary Bond with precision.”