Billie Eilish has scored one of the most sought after gigs in movies and music: Performing the theme song for a James Bond film.
Whenever a new James Bond film is announced, one of the very first questions people ask is who will be singing the theme song. Many of the songs have gone on to be hits in their own right, completely separated from the film. Most notably being Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die.”
On Tuesday, it was officially announced that 18-year-old Billie Eilish has been chosen to sing the theme song for No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond film. She has already written the song with her brother, Finneas O’Connell.
“There are a chosen few who record a Bond theme,” said No Time To Die director Cary Joji Fukunaga in a statement. “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 added, “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.”
No Time to Die is due to hit theaters on April 8, and the song should be released shortly before that.