Breakout noir-pop sensation Billie Eilish and acclaimed film composer Hans Zimmer have been confirmed to provide the music for the latest film in the James Bond franchise, No Time To Die, scheduled to arrive in theaters this April.
In a Twitter post shared by the official James Bond account on Tuesday, it was announced that Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell have written the title song for the 25th film in the famous action franchise on the fictional British spy, making her the youngest songwriter and recording artist to do so at the age of just 18.
Other notable pop artists who have performed the theme for James Bond films in the past include Louis Armstrong (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 1969), Paul McCartney & Wings (Live and Let Die, 1973), Carly Simon (The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977), Madonna (Die Another Day, 2002), and Jack White & Alicia Keys (Quantum of Solace, 2008).
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Additionally, Hans Zimmer, who’s beloved career work includes the composed music for blockbuster films like Inception, The Lion King, Gladiator, and more, will take lead on the score for No Time To Die. The film will also co-star Bohemian Rhapsody actor Rami Malek.
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way,” Eilish added in a brief statement shared to Bond’s Twitter account. “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.”
Eilish was one of the most talked-about artists in 2019, as the young musician celebrated the release of her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? in late March. Eilish is up for nominations in various categories at the 2020 Grammy Awards, including “Record of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” “Best Pop Solo Performance,” and “Best New Artist.”
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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