Billie Eilish had ‘intense writer’s block’ before penning ‘No Time To Die’

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Billie Eilish suffered “an intense amount of writer’s block” when she tried to pen the ‘No Time To Die’ theme song from the James Bond film of the same name. The 19-year-old ‘Bad guy’ hitmaker wrote the song with the aid of her 24 year old brother Finneas O’Connell, but she admits that it wasn’t an easy task.

Billie said: “We had an intense amount of writer’s block as soon as we were called to action.”

Finneas added: “We rented out a studio to go and try to write it – and we didn’t write anything good.”

They eventually ended up writing the song on a tour bus in Texas.

Billie explained: “Finneas came up with this piano motif and immediately we were like, ‘Ohhhhhh’, and we wrote the whole song.”

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Billie and Finneas had both dreamed of creating a Bond theme song long before they were given the opportunity. Billie told the BBC: “We’d always wanted to write a Bond song – even before it was an option.”

Finneas added: “We’d been writing motifs and thinking of melodies for a couple years, just as far as like, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if one day we got to do a Bond song?’ And when we got wind that they were making the 25th, we immediately set out to meet with Barbara [Broccoli, producer] and plead our case.”

Meanwhile, Finneas previously admitted that they were “lucky” with the name of the new movie. The acclaimed songwriter said in jest that the other artists haven’t been as lucky in the past.

He said earlier this year: “We were lucky, because the title was ‘No Time to Die’, and that is a good lyric.

“I don’t fault Jack White and Alicia Keys for not writing a song called ‘Quantum of Solace’.”