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Billie Eilish is the youngest artist to sing a James Bond theme song

Writer: Florey DM

Billie Eilish is singing the theme song to the upcoming Bond movie, "No Time to Die".
Billie Eilish is singing the theme song to the upcoming Bond movie, "No Time to Die".

15 Jan – Bond movies have always had a history of picking outstanding singers to sing each instalment's iconic theme song, "No Time to Die" is no different as it will have Grammy-nominated Billie Eilish singing its title song.

At just 18 years old, this makes Eilish the youngest singer in history to write and record a James Bond theme song.

The "Bad Guy" singer first revealed it on her Instagram, posting a 007 logo which she captioned (mostly in all caps to convey just how excited she was): "No Time To Die" JAMES BOND. AND I AM SINGING THE THEME SONG. WHAAT"

Eilish wrote the song with her older brother Finneas O'Connell (he often goes just by his first name, stylized as FINNEAS), who said in a press statement that writing the theme song for a Bond movie was something the two of them have been dreaming about doing their 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," he added.

Director Cary Joji Fukunaga, meanwhile, said that he is a huge fan of the two siblings and he can't wait for audiences to hear their song.


Fukunaga seen here with Daniel Craig on the set of "No Time to Die".
(Photo source: James Bond Twitter)

"No Time To Die" will mark Daniel Craig's fifth and final time portraying James Bond. In the movie, the M16 agent enjoys a tranquil life in Jamaica after leaving active service. But his peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA comes to him for help.

This throws Bond back into a mission, to rescue a kidnapped scientist, which turns out to be far more treacherous than expected as he encounters a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Also starring in the 25th Bond movie are Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes and Ana de Armas.

Cinema Online, 15 January 2020


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