Hans Zimmer, Finneas, Stephen Lipson, Rob Kinelski, Billie Eilish “No Time To Die” Inside The Track #68 TUTORIAL
Goldfinger, Skyfall, Live And Let Die… the music of James Bond will live forever. Mix With The Masters is honored to premiere a historic six-part series about the creation of the latest Bond theme, ‘No Time To Die’, performed by Billie Eilish. The Grammy-winning song is a masterstroke in songwriting, performance, production and mixing and this series will take you on a journey through every step of the process, featuring interviews and demonstrations from Finneas O’Connell, Hans Zimmer, Stephen Lipson and Rob Kinelski. Filmed in both London and LA, you will get an inside look into the studios of all 4 members of the team as they discuss the technical and creative decisions that brought the song to life. Finneas tells the story of how he and Billie were given 20 pages of the script and asked to pitch a song for the film back in 2019. He demonstrates how it all started with a simple piano motif, and how the duo worked around the clock to record the song whilst on the road. Hans Zimmer, score composer and team leader, shares his initial reaction to the song and how it evolved during the production process. He recounts how the song inspired him and he introduces the all-star team that contributed to the final production. Across the pond in London, Stephen Lipson walks through his nuanced approach to producing the record with Finneas. He demonstrates how he used time-stretching, tempo shifts and focussed rearrangements to finesse the track, as well as one drastic last-minute change that won over James Bond himself! Finally, we get an inside look at the mixing process with Rob Kinelski, where he reveals the final arrangement and signal processing chains that brought the song over the finish line and out into the world. Like the film, this series is not one to miss.