Grammy Award-nominated singer/song writer Billie Eillish has been chosen as the singer for the next Bond theme song.
Eillish will be singing the lead track for upcoming Bond movie No Time to Die and will also be co-writing it with her older brother, fellow Grammy nominee FINNEAS. At 18 years of age, Eillish becomes the youngest artist in history to record and write a Bond theme.
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way,” Eilish said in a statement. “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.”
Added FINNEAS: “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 theme songs for the past two Bond movie both won Academy Awards for Best Original Song. Adele sang the track for Skyfall and Sam Smith sang it for Spectre.
In other recent Bond music news, with just months until release, acclaimed composer Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, Inception) was brought in to replace Dan Romer (Beasts of No Nation), who left the film citing “creative differences.”
No Time to Die, with Daniel Craig back as Bond for what he says will be the last time, will open in Australia on April 8 and the US on April 10.