Billie Eilish will sing the title song for the next James Bond movie, “No Time to Die,” it was announced on Tuesday.
At 18, Eilish will be the youngest person to perform the theme for a Bond movie. She wrote the song with her brother and collaborator Finneas.
“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 added.
Eilish’s first album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” was released last March and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S as well as 17 additional countries around the world. The album featured the hit songs “Bad Guy” and “When The Party’s Over.” Overall, Eilish is nominated for six Grammys, including Album of the Year. The awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, Jan. 26 in Los Angeles.
“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,” the 25th Bond movie’s director, Cary Joji Fukunaga, said.
“No Time To Die” is in theaters globally on April 2, 2020 in the U.K. through Universal Pictures International and in the U.S on April 10, from MGM via United Artists.