James Bond is not just a character who has survived the entertainment world as one of the favorites that have managed to stay current throughout the years. Although everything revolves around the agent, there are a number of elements that make a Bond film a worthy representative of it, from their missions, their companions or their weapons and vehicles. However, music has as important a role as the actor who plays it; it has become part of its essence.
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Daniel Craig, the latest face of the spy created by Ian Fleming, has been joined by voices like that of Chris cornell, Alicia Keys in collaboration with Jack White, Adele and Sam Smith, although perhaps the one that had the greatest impact over the past 15 years was Skyfall. For the farewell to the character of the also actor of The Girl with the Tattooed Dragon – 86% and Between Razors and Secrets – 100% one of the musical stars of the moment was selected, complying with the already custom of choosing different artists from each other.
Due to the constant delays faced by the premiere of the film directed by Cary Fukunaga, the song was released long before the film, which would mean something not so convenient since the ideal is that the song and the film come almost hand in hand. . This would make the subject not stay afloat long enough in what was released without time to die – 83%, but now that it is already being projected, and that Billie Eilish continues to be a recurring name and voice in the musical medium, it is trying to make both are part of the conversation.
During a chat with Music Week (via Cinema Blend), Stephen Lipson, producer of the title track, talked about what it was like to make it. According to his words, the most important point for a song to be authorized is that the same Daniel Craig of its approval. According to what Lipson recalls, when he was told that Craig would be coming to hear the finished song, he still took the liberty of making a few final arrangements before the actor arrived.
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I finished mixing and everyone was happy, but we still had to get Daniel to join. […] Understandably, he wasn’t so sure the song delivered the right emotional climax for his latest Bond outing, so satisfying him was key. […] I suggested [a Barbara Broccoli, la productora] to come to my studio because I knew that, compared to anywhere else, it was without a doubt the best sound environment to listen to. On the designated day I arrived a few hours before Barbara and Daniel arrived just to make sure it sounded its best. Listening to it as if I were Daniel, I realized that the climax needed to be huge, so I spent some time massaging the mixture so that, without any noticeable change, it was much stronger at that point.
Lipson commented that he set the volume to be more enveloping in such a way as to give the film’s climax a more chilling feel. When the protagonist arrived, the changes were made, and he would be meticulous with the details of what he heard.
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They arrived, I sat Daniel in the chair between the speakers, I hit play and waited for his response. When the song ended, he didn’t look up, but asked to hear it one more time. Barbara and I had no idea how she felt until the end of her second listen, when she looked at me and said something like, ‘That’s fucking amazing.
Just as the song also becomes the protagonist of the film, it is the one that echoes the title of the production, and taking into account that it is the last starring Craig, it is clear that I would like it to be the best.