Just a few days ago rumours began to swirl around that Billie Eilish was soon to be announced as the latest singer of the iconic James Bond theme song. Today, the artist has confirmed it.
Yes, the news is in, and the latest instalment of the James Bond franchise, No Time To Die, will not only see Daniel Craig’s last outing as Britain’s most dangerous weapon but also have the youngest singer of the film’s theme song ever.
Eilish and her theme song for the film, which is yet to have a title, will be the youngest by some way as Sam Smith’s ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ arrived for 2015’s Spectre when Smith was just 23.
The 18-year-old adds yet another accolade to her growing list and cements herself as a zeitgeist artist. The film’s opening sequences has long been a favourite moment of the franchise and has seen some iconic singers take on the theme song.
Paul McCartney, Jack White, Shirley Bassey and so many more have taken on the theme song and now Billie Eilish can add her name to that list.
Eilish, who wrote the theme for No Time To Die with her brother Finneas, said of the opportunity: “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.”
Her brother Finneas, added: “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.”
The #NoTimeToDie title song will be performed by @billieeilish. Billie has written the song with her brother @finneas and is the youngest artist in history to write and record a James Bond theme song. pic.twitter.com/Qd5cYIRlmg— James Bond (@007) January 14, 2020