Finneas on Bond theme song, the Grammys and the Weeknd

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By: AP | New York |

Updated: December 22, 2020 10:13:04 am





Hans Zimmer invited Finneas and Billie Eilish to London to see No Time to Die and file the observe with an orchestra. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

The path to Billie Eilish and Finneas getting the “yes” to compose a track for the upcoming James Bond movie was nearly as thrilling and exhilarating as watching the action-packed film on display.

“We said to our team, ‘If anyone has anyone who knows anyone, just convey that we would love to do this,’” Finneas defined. “We’ve always been trying to write a Bond song.”

The siblings finally met with a producer on the movie who allow them to learn a few of the script. And whereas in Texas for Austin City Limits for reside reveals, Finneas and Eilish wrote and recorded No Time to Die simply in time to fulfill the deadline.

“I have a mobile studio and I started playing that piano part, like, well that’s really pretty. Over a couple of days, we wrote the whole song and recorded the whole vocal and sent it in. That was October 2019. We were waiting with bated breath for a while. They deliberate. A lot of people have to say yes.”

Then got here a cellphone name from the icon Hans Zimmer, who invited Finneas and Eilish to London to see the movie and file the observe with an orchestra.

“I was like, ‘Done. Let’s go,’” Finneas exclaimed. “It was a pretty intense week. We were in London. We had (film producer) Barbara (Broccoli). We had the director, Cary (Joji Fukunaga), who’s become a friend of mine. We had Hans. We had Stephen Lipson. We had a 70-piece orchestra at AIR Studios, and I was still like, ‘Do we have the job? Is it going to be our song?’ I don’t think we knew if it was going to be our song or not until basically when it was announced that it was going to be our song.”

“I don’t fault them for at all, I think that they want what’s best for the film,” Finneas continued. “They want to make sure that everyone is totally happy with it. I think that’s a good way to make sure that everything’s good. It was definitely last minute and pretty stressful. It was a long process.”

No Time to Die was launched in February although the movie has been pushed again till April 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The track, which has reached gold standing, has peaked at No. 16 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and is nominated for greatest track written for visible media at the 2021 Grammy Awards, to happen on January 31.

Finneas and Eilish additionally picked up Grammy nominations for track and file of the 12 months for “Everything I Wanted,” a track about their relationship as siblings and being there for each other. The new nominations come nearly a 12 months after the duo received 11 Grammys at the 2020 present.

“So gratifying and wonderful and hard to articulate how meaningful it is to me,” Finneas stated of their nominations. “In the aftermath of it, I’ve felt a few issues. I’ve talked about this a bit — being nominated is basically great on its personal. In some methods, successful, though very humbling and an enormous honor, is just not even pretty much as good as being nominated due to the peer group. Album of the 12 months final 12 months, there have been so many albums in that class that I personally cherished. Being nominated amongst them was like, ‘Wow, what an incredible team to be on.’ Winning is like, ‘I’m not higher. I really like these albums. Any of them deserve this award to me’ is the sort of feeling that I had. It additionally is a big honor. One that I’ll be thankful for the remainder of my life.

“At its essence, we’re seeing it this year with The Weeknd — every year there’s some artist or two, or a bunch, who are not recognized in the way that they probably by rights deservedly would be recognized,” he continued. “It’s tricky. I think by that metric, the Grammys and all award shows — the Oscars, AMAs — they all should be taken with a grain of salt in that direction because the fact that (The Weeknd’s) ‘After Hours’ wasn’t nominated for album of the year doesn’t make it any less of an impressive album.”

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