Billie Eilish confirmed to record James Bond theme song for No Time To Die

Katie Rosseinsky

Billie Eilish will perform the theme tune for the new James Bond film No Time To Die.

The 18-year-old will be the youngest ever artist to write and record a theme song for the iconic spy franchise.

No Time To Die is the 25th film in the series and will be the final outing for Daniel Craig's 007.

It will also star Ana de Armas and Lashana Lynch, with Lea Seydoux and Ben Whishaw set to reprise their roles.

The news was confirmed in a tweet shared on Tuesday (January 14) afternoon, which read: "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."

Eilish said: “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.”

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.”

Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: “We are excited to announce that 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.”

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.”

Eilish hinted at the news ahead of the announcement when she shared a series of photos of Bond actresses, including Seydoux, Caterina Murino, Eva Green and Halle Berry, on her Instagram story.

Eilish’s debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? topped the charts in the UK and the US when it was released last year.

It was the highest selling debut album of 2019 and the biggest North American debut of the decade, shifting 313,000 units in the first week.

Eilish also became the youngest female solo artist to score a number one album in the UK.

Earlier this week it was confirmed that Hans Zimmer will compose music for the new Bond film after Dan Romer left the project, reporting due to creative differences.

No Time To Die will be released on April 2.

​With reporting by Press Association.

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