Decca Records has announced the release of the official soundtrack to the forthcoming James Bond film No Time To Die, the first by Grammy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer. It follows last night’s (18) performance of the title song at the BRIT Awards by Billie Eilish with Zimmer and Johnny Marr, who is featured guitarist on the score album, to be released globally on 27 March.
Eilish’s song, co-written by the star with her brother Finneas O’Connell, is on course to top the official UK singles chart when it’s published on Friday (21). In January, Bond film franchise producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli confirmed that Zimmer was to helm the latest 007 soundtrack. “Having the opportunity to work on a franchise as iconic as 007 has been an incredibly humbling experience,” said Zimmer. ”Cary [director Cary Joji Fukunaga], Michael and Barbara are amazing collaborators, and we are all so excited for the world to hear the new sounds of James Bond in No Time To Die.”
Fukunaga added: “I’m beyond excited that Hans is scoring No Time To Die. The music of Bond has always been iconic and I’ve already witnessed Hans adding his touch of genius to the Bond legacy.” Marr joined Zimmer in scoring the soundtrack and as featured guitarist, with additional music by composer and score producer Steve Mazzaro. Both have previously worked with Zimmer.
Complementing the movie and soundtrack release, Decca will also release Bond 25, to mark this 25th film in the long-running and much-loved series. This album includes new arrangements of the 25 iconic title themes, which span close to 60 years of cinema. Newly recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studio in London, they include ‘From Russia With Love,’ ‘Diamonds Are Forever,’ ‘Live And Let Die,’ ‘GoldenEye’ and ‘Die Another Day.’
EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) and Universal Pictures International’s No Time To Die stars Daniel Craig in his fifth appearance as British Secret Service Agent James Bond. The film also stars Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux and Christoph Waltz, all reprising their roles from previous Bond films; Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas all join the cast.
The film’s world premiere will be at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 31 March, with theatrical release following on 2 April in the UK through Universal Pictures International. US release is on 10 April through MGM, via their United Artists Releasing banner.
The No Time To Die soundtrack is released on 27 March. Pre-order it here.