- Billie Eye Lash
Just listened to the Bond Theme song never having heard any of her music before.
I thought it was excellent. Proper haunting stuff that reflects Daniel Craig’s take on the character with a nod to the traditional themes. You can imagine Bond being alone, miserable and haunted by his past.
She’s going to have to make room on her shelf for the Best Original Song Oscar about this time next year as it was way better than Skyfall and the Sam Smith one that both won.
Only I wish that I hadn’t heard it, as I suspect it is absolutely riddled with plot spoilers.
HtS, aged 51.Posted 3 days agoDracSubscriber
Does the kid at least manage to get to the end of her words? Only Adele could rhyme “fall” with “crumbles.”
Don’t panic it sounds nothing like it.
So there you go, we older folk can be prejudiced towards young artists even when we feel sure that we’re being objective.
Duh!Posted 3 days agoDigbySubscriber
Bond theme for goths.
This made me smile!
I’m 52 and I like some of her her stuff as for me it has a whiff of Portishead – album has a couple of slow-ish tracks but she’s really got something performing live … and a great relationship/rapour with her audience.
and +1 for what DezB said.Posted 2 days agodirkpitt74Subscriber
Just listened to the Bond Theme – I quite like it, better than Sam Smith and Adele’s offering – still not a patch on Chris Cornell though….Posted 2 days ago
But as others have said it seems like a better match for the ‘haunted soul’ that Bond appears to have become over the last 2 or 3 films.sirromjSubscriber
Have to say I’ve not listened to any of her music. She’s last weeks next big thing, she’s big now, so it’s my default behaviour to ignore anything that’s big. But even if she wasn’t. I don’t like the look of her. That blue hair and black treacle shit dripping out her eyes. Eurghhhyuck.Posted 2 days agofunkmasterpSubscriber
I like some of her stuff, BUT – don’t you think it’s bloody refreshing to have a singer who’s made it WITHOUT showing young kids the way to success is to cover yourself in fake tan and have your tits and arse hanging out?
Could not agree more. Looks should have no bearing on it. Imagine if Janis Joplin arrived on the scene today as opposed to the sixties. She’d probably get dismissed and that would be shit.
I’ve never heard Billie’s music, but I’m going to listen to it tonight target audience or not.Posted 2 days agoCountZeroMember
She’s shit because she doesn’t do enough drugs.
**** kids these days with their straight edge vegan music.
Proper musicians snort lines of coke and throw TVs out of hotel windows.
I do hope you left /s off by accident…
No wonder teenage suicide rates are rising, more self harm theme than bond theme. I’m not suggesting she dresses more provocatively but does she have to dress like a kid hiding her underage pregnancy. Probably hiding self inflicted scars.
Christ, quite the piece of work, aren’t you! That is, quite frankly, a deeply offensive thing to say, and you should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself.Posted 2 days agotenfootSubscriber
A friend of mine got me listening to her 18 months or so ago and I got my daughter into her. The earlier EPs are excellent and I prefer them to some of the stuff on the LP. Wish I had that much talent now, never mind when I was 17/18.
We’re off to see her at the O2 in July ( and Lana Del Rey in a couple of weeks)Posted 2 days agocolournoiseSubscriber
As a media construct she’s clearly divisive along generational lines. This is a good thing.
Musically there’s not much that original there, but the mix of influences is done in a fresh way and what she does is done VERY well. Assuming her brother does the production, he knows his stuff. I like the ‘bedroom’ vibe – brings a nice punk sensibility the whole thing. At 50 and as a product of the mid-80s, I dig the whole pop goth thing – takes me right back to my days as a Bob Smith wannabe. Overall I’d rather her than any number of identikit pop sirens.
Having said that, the Bond theme is dire. There’s the gem of something good there, but she’s clearly been stifled a bit by the needs of the franchise and the big production. I was vainly hoping for something less corporate.Posted 2 days agopondoSubscriber
My enjoyment of music got much better as soon as I got my head out of my arse and learned that there’s very little bad music out, just music I don’t like (and there’s a big difference between the two).
I heard Nile Rodgers tell a great anecdote about complaining to his jazz tutor about performing top 40 records during a show.
“I’ve got to play these bullshit songs like, ‘sugar, sugar, ohhh honey honey’—it’s all lame stuff,” Rodgers recounted telling his tutor. His jazz tutor answered that any song that sells and gets to the top 40, top 20 or top 10 is a great composition. Rodgers asked him, how can you call, “Sugar, Sugar” a great composition? “And he said something that changed my life. He said, ‘Because it speaks to the souls of a million strangers.’”Posted 2 days agojohnjn2000Subscriber
I payed little attention when my daughter was playing the odd track of hers on a playlist, I then watched her performance at Glastonbury……she was awesome. Despite walking on to the stage looking like she took wardrobe advice from Kevin & Perry, and then having a malfunction with her mask, she was just ace. 17yrs old and had the crowd in her hand, bouncing away, and singing back at her.
I have since listened to everything she has done (which granted isn’t much) and I can’t find a terrible track among them. Sounds amazing on CD with a good set of speakers, or with decent headphones, never ceases to amaze me how much goes missing from music when it is streamed at lower quality.Posted 1 day agoCountZeroMember
Having listened to the Bond theme in full I really like it, she’s got a good set of pipes on her when she cuts loose, it’s got a terrific string arrangement and I think it’s one of the best Bond themes in some years, certainly better than the Sam Smith one.Posted 16 hours ago
While what I’ve heard of her stuff, which isn’t much, isn’t really my kind of music, at least she writes her own material, and can sing without being bloody autotuned out of existence.
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