American teen musician Billie Eilish will sing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, making her the youngest artist to write and record a song for the film franchise.
The 18-year-old has reportedly already recorded the untitled song for the 25th Bond film, No Time To Die, which debuts in Australian theatres on April 8th.
“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,” Eilish said in a statement.
“James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”
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
Eilish’s brother Finneas O’Connell (FINNEAS) also collaborated on the project after he produced her critically acclaimed album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ last year.
“Writing the theme song for a Bond film is something we’ve been dreaming about doing our entire lives,” he explains.
“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.”
James Bond theme songs:
1963 From Russia With Love – Matt Monro
1963 James Bond Theme – John Barry Orchestra
1964 Goldfinger – Shirley Bassey
1965 Thunderball – Tom Jones
1967 You Only Live Twice – Nancy Sinatra
1969 We Have All The Time in the World – Louis Armstrong
1971 Diamonds are Forever – Shirley Bassey
1973 Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney & Wings
1975 The Man With The Golden Gun – Lulu
1977 Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon
1979 Moonraker – Shirley Bassey
1981 For Your Eyes Only – Sheena Easton
1983 All Time High – Rita Coolidge
1985 A View To A Kill – Duran Duran
1987 The Living Daylights – A-ha
1989 License To Kill – Gladys Knight
1995 GoldenEye – Tina Turner
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies – Sheryl Crow
1999 The World Is Not Enough – Garbage
2002 Die Another Day – Madonna
2006 You Know My Name – Chris Cornell
2008 Another Way To Die – Alicia Keys & Jack White
2012 Skyfall – Adele
2015 Writing’s On The Wall – Sam Smith
2020 TBA – Billie Eilish