Billie Eilish dropped her highly anticipated new song ‘No Time To Die’, the official theme song to the upcoming James Bond film.
‘No Time Left To Die’ was produced by brother and musical collaborator Finneas, alongside Stephen Lipson, and features orchestral arrangements by legendary film composer Hans Zimmer and Matt Dunkley, and guitar contribution from former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr.
The five-time Grammy winner also announced she will be performing ‘No Time To Die’ live for the first time at The BRIT Awards in London on 18 February 18, and will be joined by Finneas plus special guests Zimmer and Marr.
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way,” shared Eilish in a statement. “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”. Finneas adds. “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.”
No Time To Die comes ahead of the film’s global release, which hits theatres from 2 April in the UK and 10 April in the US. Eilish is officially the youngest artist in history to both write and record a James Bond theme song.
“There are a chosen few who record a Bond theme. I am a huge fan of Billie and Finneas,” said the film’s director Cary Joji Fukunaga, in a press statement.
“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.”
Last month, Eilish made Grammy history as the youngest artist to win in all four major categories, taking away five wins in total for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album. Her brother and sole collaborator Finneas also took home an additional two Grammy Awards for Producer of the Year, Non Classical and Best Engineered Album, Non Classical.
Last Sunday, the duo performed a moving rendition of The Beatles’ classic ‘Yesterday’ during the In Memoriam segment at the 92nd Oscars.
Meanwhile, Eilish and Finneas are gearing up for their Where Do We Go? World Arena Tour that kicks off on 9 March in Miami, Florida.