Billie Eilish will perform the theme song to the upcoming James Bond film “No Time To Die”.
The news was confirmed by Bond producers on Tuesday morning with the “Bad Guy” singer reacting to the news.
“We are excited to announce that Billie and FINNEAS have written an incredibly powerful and moving song for ‘No Time To Die’, which has been impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film,” say Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way,” Eilish shares. The singer has written the song along with her brother, songwriter and music producer Finneas O’Connell, known professionally as FINNEAS. “To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honour. ‘James Bond’ is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock”.
The 18-year-old will be the youngest Bond theme song performer in franchise history. Over the years, Bond theme songs have been performed by Madonna, Chris Cornell, Duran Duran, and Tina Turner, with two recent songs — Adele’s “Skyfall” and Sam Smith’s “Writing’s On The Wall” — winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
“There are a chosen few who record a Bond theme. I am a huge fan of Billie and FINNEAS. Their creative integrity and talent are second to none and I cannot wait for audiences to hear what they’ve brought – a fresh new perspective whose vocals will echo for generations to come,” director Cary Joji Fukunaga says.
Earlier, Eilish added to the swirling rumours she would perform the theme song after cryptically posting an Instagram Story featuring images of Bond girls, including Halle Berry and Lea Seydoux.
The news comes after the production announced legendary composer Hans Zimmer would be taking on the film’s score.
Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond sees 007 retire from active service, only to be pulled back in when a friend in the CIA asks for his help to track down a mysterious villain, played by Rami Malek.
“No Time To Die” opens on April 10.