American musician and multiple Grammy Award nominee Billie Eilish will record the theme song for No Time To Die, the upcoming 25th installment of the James Bond movie franchise.
The 18-year-old singer and songwriter will be the youngest musician to perform a James Bond theme in the franchise’s history, with Eilish co-writing the theme with her brother and frequent musical collaborator, Finneas. The announcement was teased for several days before being confirmed by Eilish herself on social media, as well as the official social media account for the James Bond franchise.
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
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way,” said Eilish in a statement regarding the announcement. “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.”
Finneas alluded to the iconic status of past James Bond themes in his own statement regarding the project.
“There is no more iconic pairing of music and cinema than the likes of Goldfinger and Live And Let Die.” he said. “We feel so so lucky to play a small role in such a legendary franchise, long live 007.”
Eilish is currently nominated for six Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist, tied to her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. She’ll perform at the Grammy Awards ceremony on January 26, and holds the distinction of being the youngest musician to receive nominations in the four primary Grammy Award categories in a single year.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and featuring Daniel Craig as James Bond in his fifth installment of the long-running franchise, No Time To Die finds James Bond peacefully enjoying retirement until his friend and CIA officer Felix Leiter (Westworld actor Jeffrey Wright) pulls him out retirement to help find a missing scientist. Academy Award winner Rami Malek portrays the film’s mysterious villain, Safin, while Captain Marvel actress Lashana Lynch plays a new character who takes over the “007” designation after Bond’s retirement.
No Time to Die is scheduled to hit theaters April 10.
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