Ed Sheeran was very, very near attaining an all-time profession aim for any artist when he was tapped to put in writing a James Bond theme music in 2019. In truth, he had already begun crafting his tackle the venerable style for Daniel Craig’s Bond swan music, No Time To Die, when he was swapped out for eventual Oscar/Grammy/Golden Globe-winner Billie Eilish.
“I used to be inside a f—ing gnat’s pube of doing one [a Bond theme song], and so they modified administrators, after which they simply modified scripts and that was it.. we’d accomplished all of the conferences, I began writing it,” Sheeran stated colorfully on this week’s episode of That Peter Crouch Podcast. The singer stated that as an English performer penning a Bond theme is at all times a profession bucket listing merchandise. “I’m not gonna faux it didn’t damage not doing it. But when they got here again I’d be like, ‘yeah, yeah, after all, yeah!’”
In 2019, Sheeran’s supervisor Stuart Camp stated he and the singer had met with sequence producer Barbara Broccoli in Dublin in 2017 to debate a possible Bond theme, saying the movie’s crew “have been ” in Ed taking a shot at being the most recent English/Scottish/Welsh act to provide it a go; Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Lulu, Duran Duran, Adele and Sam Smith have all beforehand recorded Bond themes.
The chance on the time appeared tied to director Danny Boyle helming of the twenty fifth Bond film — Boyle had labored with Sheeran on Richard Curtis’ 2019 Beatles fantasia Yesterday — however after Boyle give up over artistic variations and was changed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, Eilish was tapped for the gig.
Hearken to the podcast (Bond discuss begins 31:29).