Billie Eilish will perform the theme song for the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die. She will be the youngest artist ever to do so at just 18 years old.
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honor,” Eilish said in a statement. “James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”
Just like Eilish’s previous work, she co-wrote the new Bond song with her brother Finneas. The two stars were also recently nominated for multiple Grammy awards. So writing and recording a song for the new James Bond film seems like a great way to celebrate, right?
“Writing the theme song for a Bond film is something we’ve been dreaming about doing our entire lives,” Finneas said in a statement. “There is no more iconic pairing of music and cinema than the likes of Goldfinger and Live And Let Die. We feel so so lucky to play a small role in such a legendary franchise, long live 007.”
On Sunday, an article posted on a James Bond fan site reported an “exclusive” saying that “American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish will be performing the title song to the 25th James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’.”
Then yesterday, the singer-songwriter began teasing fans on her Instagram. She posted several images from old Bond movies that had many people speculating as to if she’d be performing the new theme song.
Jarett Wieselman tweeted: “Billie Eilish is sharing photos of women from Bond films on her IG this morning — and I had previously heard they might reveal who was singing the #NoTimeToDie theme song this week…. HUGE if true”
Turns out, it was true. Eilish will follow in the footsteps of some of music’s biggest stars. Adele, Sam Smith and Madonna are all recent Bond theme creators. Though Eilish might be young, it’s safe to say she is more than capable of creating a hit after all the success she’s had this past year.
“There are a chosen few who record a Bond theme,” No Time to Die director Cary Joji Fukunaga said. “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.”