We’re mere months now from the release of the next James Bond movie and finally we know who will be performing the film’s theme. It was confirmed Tuesday that pop sensation Billie Eilish will be responsible for the No Time to Die theme song. Eilish will provide the vocals for the track, which she is co-writing alongside her brother and musical collaborator Finneas.
In a statement, 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 honor. 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.”
Film 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.”
Going with Billie Eilish represents a bold but obvious new direction for the franchise. At 18, she will be the youngest musician ever to write a James Bond theme. With her age, Eilish’s music largely appeals to a younger fan base. Clearly the Broccoli family is looking to appeal to a younger generation. Previous Bond theme-performers include Shirley Bassey, Paul McCartney, and Duran Duran. More recently, Adele and Sam Smith were allotted the honor.
Eilish confirmed the news via an Instagram post, which you can check out below:
No Time to Die is scheduled for release on April 8, 2020.
What do you make of Billie Eilish doing the theme for the next James Bond movie? Do you think she’ll make a good fit? Or should they have gone with a different artist for No Time to Die? Sound off in the comments below and let me know your thoughts!