At 18-years-old, Eilish is the youngest performer of a Bond song so far. Eschewing the palatable strangeness she's known for, the track settles for a formula that's become more commonplace with each successive Bond theme: serious balladry, an orchestral arrangement, a vague interpolation of the Bond musical motif that occurs in every film.
The pre-chorus lyrics continue: "Was I stupid to love you?" Eilish's sharing of her and her brother Finneas' love for the franchise has helped in thawing the wall of doubt.
In related news, Eilish recently took to Instagram to speak out against a man who uploaded a clip on the video-sharing platform of how he turned one of his friends into the "Everything I Wanted" singer and fooled people. "/ Now you'll never see me cry / There's just no time to die", she belts over a host of strings.
Needless to say, this song was always going to be a smash hit, and the vibe is flawless mixture of Eilish's unique style and James Bond themes of old. Eilish also wrote the song with Finneas O'Connell, and the theme will appear over the iconic titles for the forthcoming movie.
She clarified that the song's lyrics weren't supposed to be insulting, saying: "I tried so hard to not make it in any way offensive".
"It was honestly like a great process", she told Apple Music's Zane Lowe.
Eilish started the new year with a bang by becoming the youngest musician to win the trophies for Album of the Year and Song of the Year at the Grammys.
In a statement announcing the release of the single, Eilish spoke of how honored she was to be tasked with taking on the single for the next James Bond film. It kicks off on March 9.
The pair were shocked over winning Best New Artist, Album, Record, and Song of the Year, as they truly believed the tracks Truth Hurts and Old Town Road would edge them off in most categories. The song emerges as an early highlight in an already action-packed year.