Decca Records reveals the new album cover for Hans Zimmer’s OST for the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, as well as a new release date for the record. No Time To Die (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is set for release on November 13 via Decca Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.
The soundtrack will include Billie Eilish’s electrifying title track No Time To Die, co-written (with brother Finneas O’Connell) and performed by Eilish, which topped the Official UK Singles Chart in its first week of release, following a captivating performance with Hans Zimmer at the BRIT Awards. 18-year-old Eilish joins an incomparable line-up of singers including Dame Shirley Bassey, Madonna, Adele, and Sam Smith as specially selected artists given the prestigious honour of providing a Bond theme.
James Bond Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: “Hans and his team have delivered an exceptional and emotional score for No Time To Die. It has been a privilege to work with this legendary composer on one of the best Bond soundtracks ever. Billie and FINNEAS have created a powerful and moving title song for our 25th movie.”
Joining Zimmer on scoring the soundtrack is Johnny Marr, who is also the featured guitarist on the album, with additional music by composer and score producer Steve Mazzaro. Marr, who since co-founding The Smiths has enjoyed a glittering international career working as a session musician and solo artist, is a long-time collaborator with Zimmer. Mazzaro, based in Los Angeles, has previously worked with Zimmer on the 2019 live-action movie “The Lion King” and his live tour dates, and recently scored the music to the film “The Rhythm Section”, starring Blake Lively and Jude Law.
The film’s director Cary Joji Fukunaga added: “I’m beyond excited that Hans scored 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.
Decca will also release Bond 25 in celebration of the release of the 25th Bond film. This album includes brand new arrangements of the 25 iconic title themes, spanning nearly 60 years of cinema, including From Russia With Love, Diamonds Are Forever, Live And Let Die, GoldenEye and Die Another Day, newly recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.
“No Time To Die” from EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM), and Universal Pictures International is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and stars Daniel Craig in his fifth appearance as James Bond. Craig is joined by Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, and Christoph Waltz, who reprise their roles from previous films, with Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, and Ana de Armas joining the cast.
The film will have its theatrical release from 12th November in the UK through Universal Pictures International and in the US from 20th November through MGM via their United Artists Releasing banner.
With award-winning credits scoring some of the biggest blockbusters in recent history, Zimmer adds his magic touch to an enduring film franchise – creating an unforgettable soundworld for a new generation of fans to enjoy.
No Time To Die – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is released on Decca Records/Universal Music Canada on November 13
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