Billie Eilish to sing new James Bond theme! Singer, 18, becomes youngest artist to ever record 007 title track after writing No Time To Die song with her brother

  • The James Bond Twitter account announced the 18-year-old songstress will be performing the new track along with brother and collaborator FINNEAS
  •  They have worked together her entire career and he produced her critically acclaimed album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? released last year 
  • The Bad Guy hitmaker teased she would be working on 007 as she posted photos of Bond Girls including Halle Berry on her Instagram Story hours earlier 
  • Eilish joins an impressive list of artists who have worked on the James Bond themes including Adele and Sam Smith 
  • No Time To Die will be Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as James Bond and last month the first trailer for the feature was released to much fanfare
  • Perhaps the most interesting thing from the clip was the appearance of Nomi, played by Lashana Lynch, who is rumored to be the first female 007
  • No Time To Die is set for theatrical release in the UK on 2 April with the US release following a week after on April 10 

Billie Eilish is the youngest artist in history to record a James Bond song as she will be performing the theme for No Time To Die. 

The 18-year-old pop megastar was confirmed to be working on the track as the James Bond Twitter account made the announcement on Tuesday morning.

The 007 Twitter posted: ‘The #NoTimeToDie title song will be performed by @billieeilish. 

Milestone: Billie Eilish has been confirmed to be performing the No Time To Die title track making her the youngest artist to write a song for the series it was announced on the James Bond Twitter account on Tuesday

Highly-anticipated: No Time To Die – directed by Cary Fukunaga and starring Daniel Craig (pictured) – is set for theatrical release in the UK on 2 April with the US release following a week after on April 10

‘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.’

Her older brother Finneas  O’Connell – AKA FINNEAS – collaborated on the project with her as they have worked together her entire career and he produced her critically acclaimed album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? released last year.

Billie is excited about the project as she said in a press release: ‘It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way.  

 Dynamic duo: The 18-year-old pop megastar worked on the project with brother and collaborator FINNEAS as they are seen together last month

‘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.’ 

Her 22-year-old brother 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.’

‘It feels crazy to be part of this is in every way’: Billie is excited about the project as she commented in a press release quoted by the Twitter account

 The Bad Guy hitmaker teased that she would be working on the new 007 song as she posted several photos of Bond Girls over the years including Halle Berry and Lea Seydoux on her Instagram Story just hours earlier.

Billie joins an impressive list of artists who have worked on the James Bond themes including Adele with 2012’s Skyfall and more recently Sam Smith for track Writing’s On The Wall which was featured in 2015 film Spectre.

Adele’s theme earned her the Academy Award for Best Original song. 

Hans Zimmer – known for his work on The Lion King and Inception – has also been confirmed as the new composer for the score.


The Bad Guy hitmaker teased that she would be working on the new 007 song as she posted several photos of Bond Girls over the years including Halle Berry (left) and Lea Seydoux on her Instagram Story just hours earlier

No Time To Die will be Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as James Bond and last month the first trailer for the feature was released to much fanfare.

Perhaps the most interesting thing from the action-packed two-minute clip was the appearance of Nomi, played by Lashana Lynch, who is rumored to be the first female 007. 

The Daily Mail first reported Lashana will be taking over Bond’s secret agent number after he leaves MI6 but it is not known whether she will become the central figure when Craig bows out.#. 

Speaking of Bond Girls, Ana De Armas will bring the glamour as she makes her debut in the film as Paloma.

Women’s empowerment seems like it will be a theme in the upcoming film as Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge is one of the co-writers.

It will be the 25th movie in the film franchise based on Ian Fleming’s hit novels. The first film in the series was Dr. No which was released in 1962.

No Time To Die – directed by Cary Fukunaga – is set for theatrical release in the UK on 2 April with the US release following a week after on April 10.

He’s back! No Time To Die will be Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as James Bond and last month the first trailer for the feature was released to much fanfare

Big shoes to fill: Perhaps the most interesting thing from the action-packed two-minute clip was the appearance of Nomi, played by Lashana Lynch, who is rumored to be the first female 007

Gorgeous: Speaking of Bond Girls, Ana De Armas will bring the glamour as she makes her debut in the film as Paloma 

Golden: Women’s empowerment seems like it will be a theme in the upcoming film as Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge (seen at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday) is one of the co-writers

With six chances at Grammys gold, Eilish is one of the top-nominated artists at this year’s awards gala, set for January 26.

The Californian is the youngest person ever to snag nominations in all the top four categories, including the prestigious Album of the Year prize.

Eilish released her album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? last year to critical and commercial acclaim, after winning a fervent online following for her bold, often haunting pop sound featuring heavy bass and tinges of trap and electronic dance music.

Shining star: With six chances at Grammys gold, Eilish (seen at the American Music Awards in November) is one of the top-nominated artists at this year’s awards gala, set for January 26

James Bond theme songs through the years

1963 From Russia With Love – Matt Monro

1963 James Bond Theme – John Barry Orchestra

1964 Goldfinger – Shirley Bassey

1965 Thunderball – Tom Jones

1967 You Only Live Twice – Nancy Sinatra

1969 We Have All The Time in the World – Louis Armstrong

1971 Diamonds are Forever – Shirley Bassey

1973 Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney & Wings

1975 The Man With The Golden Gun – Lulu

1977 Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon

1979 Moonraker – Shirley Bassey

1981 For Your Eyes Only – Sheena Easton

1983 All Time High – Rita Coolidge

1985 A View To A Kill – Duran Duran

1987 The Living Daylights – A-ha

1989 License To Kill – Gladys Knight

1995 GoldenEye – Tina Turner

1997 Tomorrow Never Dies – Sheryl Crow

1999 The World Is Not Enough – Garbage

2002 Die Another Day – Madonna

2006 You Know My Name – Chris Cornell

2008 Another Way To Die – Alicia Keys & Jack White

2012 Skyfall – Adele

2015 Writing’s On The Wall – Sam Smith

 2020 Song name TBA – Billie Eilish 

 

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