The world belongs to Billie Eilish. The rest of us are just living in it.
The 18-year-old singer/songwriter up for six GRAMMY Awards this year has officially announced that she, along with her producer/collaborator/brother Finneas, has recorded the theme song for the new James Bond film, No Time to Die.
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
This will make Eilish the youngest person to record a bond theme, which is always one of the most anticipated components of the legendary spy film series.
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way,” Eilish said in a statement about this development in her career. “James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”
Via the BBC, Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli described Eilish’s song as “incredibly powerful and moving”, adding it had been “impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film”.
The two most recent Bond themes have come from Adele, who sang the theme for Skyfall, and Sam Smith for “Writing’s On the Wall,” from the film Spectre. Both of those songs won Oscars.
Given the unique sound of her music, it’s quite intriguing to imagine what a Billie Eilish James Bond theme might sound like … and we’ll find out soon enough!
The film’s director, Cary Joji Fukunaga, said: “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 in theaters on April 8, 2020 in the United States and finds Daniel Craig once again playing the titular role.