Billie Eilish is to become the youngest artist to write and record a James Bond theme song, after it was today announced that she will perform the title song for the 25th official James Bond film, No Time To Die (2020).
The 18-year-old multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award nominated singer has written the title song with her elder brother and fellow multi Grammy Award nominee, FINNEAS.
The song, created in collaboration with legendary German composer Hans Zimmer, was recorded in late December 2019 at AIR Studios in London, and will be released by Darkroom/Interscope Records.
“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,” said producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
Eilish said, “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 honour. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock“. FINNEAS adds, “Writing the theme song for a Bond film is something we’ve been dreaming about doing our entire lives. 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.”
Director Cary Fukunaga adds, “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.”
‘No Time To Die’ will be released by Universal Pictures in Australia on 8 April, 2020.