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Billie Eilish Confirmed To Perform New Bond Theme

by : Niamh Shackleton on : 14 Jan 2020 12:34
Billie Eilish Leaves Fans In No Doubt She's Doing The Bond ThemeBillie Eilish Leaves Fans In No Doubt She's Doing The Bond ThemePA/Universal Pictures

The latest James Bond film No Time To Die is hitting cinemas in April 2020, and award-winning singer Billie Eilish will be performing the title song.

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Earlier today, January 14, the Bad Guy singer shared several pictures of previous James Bond female leads on her Instagram story, such as Halle Berry, Olga Kurylenko and Eva Green, teasing she may be involved in the film.

Universal Pictures later made it official on Twitter, writing: ‘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.’

The 18-year-old singer has taken the title from Sam Smith, who was 23 when they recorded Writing’s On The Wall for Spectre. They had themselves dethroned Adele, who was 24 when she featured on the Skyfall soundtrack three years earlier.

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Eilish, who has 34 awards under her belt including two Guinness World Records, didn’t leave any comments on the photos on her Instagram story, nor did she share any snippets of music, making it all very mysterious.

Billie Eilish Leaves Fans In No Doubt She's Doing The Bond ThemeBillie Eilish Leaves Fans In No Doubt She's Doing The Bond ThemeBillie Eilish/Instagram

The film, which is being released in April, will be the last Bond movie with Daniel Craig starring in the titular role.

Craig first appeared as James Bond in 2006, when he starred in Casino Royale. No Time To Die will be his sixth Bond film.

The trailer for No Time To Die was released last month.

Billie Eilish Leaves Fans In No Doubt She's Doing The Bond ThemeBillie Eilish Leaves Fans In No Doubt She's Doing The Bond ThemePA

Ahead of the trailer dropping, long-time Bond producer Barbara Broccoli told Entertainment Weekly:

We’re really super excited by it. We always start off these movies saying two things. ‘What is Bond’s emotional journey throughout the film?’ And we’ve really thrown the book at it on this one. And the other is: ‘What is he up against in terms of the villain, and the villainy, and what’s happening in the world?’ And I think on both counts we’ve really pushed the boat out.

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It’s safe to say fans are very excited for Craig’s final turn as 007, and with Eilish lending her talents to the title song, No Time To Die is shaping up to be a classic.

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Niamh Shackleton

Niamh Shackleton is a pint sized person and journalist at UNILAD. After studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, she did a year at Caters News Agency as a features writer in Birmingham before deciding that Manchester is (arguably) one of the best places in the world, and therefore moved back up north. She's also UNILAD's unofficial crazy animal lady.

Topics: Film and TV, 007, Billie Eilish, Bond song, Daniel Craig, James Bond, No Time To Die, Theme song, Theme tune