Billie Eilish has released the title track and theme song to the next James Bond movie, “No Time to Die,” a steamy but delicate and whisper quiet ballad to accompany Daniel Craig’s final turn as 007.
The Grammy-winning artist for 2020’s Album of the Year is the youngest musician to ever write and record the theme song for a James Bond movie, and she wrote the track with her brother Finneas and incorporated the traditional 007 theme, as well as special guests Hans Zimmer and guitarist Johnny Marr on the song.
“Though you’ll never see me cry, there’s just no time to die,” Eilish sings on the title track.
Finneas produced “No Time to Die” along with Stephen Lipson via Darkroom and Interscope Records, with orchestral arrangements by Zimmer and Matt Dunkley, and guitar from Marr.
Eilish will also perform the song live on Feb. 18 at The Brit Awards in London.
“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,” producers of the film Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement.
“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” director Cary Joji Fukunaga said in a statement.
“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. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock,” Eilish said in a statement.
“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,” Finneas said in a statement.
Eilish just performed a cover of The Beatles’ “Yesterday” during the Oscars In Memoriam segment on Sunday, which you can be listening to here. She also kicks off a North American tour, the “Where Do We Go?” tour, on Mar. 9.
“No Time To Die” opens in theaters in the U.S. on April 10. Listen to the track above.