Billie Eilish – the teenage pop star- has been chosen to sing the theme song for the new James Bond film; No Time To Die.
The singer said, “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”
Adele’s Skyfall and Sam Smith’s Writing on the Wall have both won Oscars. The star wrote the song with her brother, Finneas O’Connell, who also helped writing the album When we fall asleep, Where do we go? which was Grammy nominated. Viewers think the song will come out a month before the movie’s premier, No Time to Die premiers on April 3rd.
Producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli described her new song as “incredibly powerful and moving”, and “impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film.” The film’s director, Cary Joji Fukunaga, said: “There are a chosen few who record a Bond theme. 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.”
Several artists were thought to be in the frame for recording the title song, including Dua Lipa and Beyoncé – who hinted at it after posing with a glass of vodka martini (shaken not stirred) on social media last week. Eilish also dropped hints on her Instagram, sharing a series of images from Bond movies over the last 24 hours. Fans also noticed that Fukunaga had subscribed to her feed – making her one of just 81 people he follows on the platform.
Billie Eilish is most famous for her whispery songs and creepy music videos. Some of her most famous songs include Bad Guy, When the Party’s over and Bury a Friend.