Update: It has been rumored over the past few days that Billie Eilish might be recording the title track for the upcoming James Bond movie, No Time To Die. Well, now that news has been confirmed, as Eilish is officially set to record the title track, alongside her brother and songwriting partner, Finneas.
Eilish said, “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honor. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”
Finneas also added, “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.”
Director Cary Joji Fukunaga said of the selection, “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.”
The original post follows below.
Being chosen to create the title song for a James Bond film has become one of the highest honors in music. Performers who have done it in the past include Adele, Chris Cornell, Madonna, and others. With the latest film in the franchise, No Time To Die, set to come out this year, rumors have been swirling about who will do the title song this time.
Recently, Billie Eilish has been unofficially attached to the movie, and now she has added fuel to the speculation with some social media posts. After James Bond fan site M16 HQ shared a report that Eilish will be performing the No Time To Die title track, Eilish shared images of a bunch of Bond Girls on her Instagram story.
Billie Eilish has seemingly confirmed the rumors that she will be performing the official theme song of the latest Bond movie #NoTimeToDie after she shared photos of the Bond Girls on her Instagram Story. pic.twitter.com/MmGoaOa0yk
— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) January 14, 2020
If Eilish is indeed performing the No Time To Die title track, she would be the youngest musician to do so, as she just turned 18 years old in December.
Meanwhile, it was confirmed yesterday that Hans Zimmer will compose the score for the film. Director Cary Joji Fukunaga shared a statement, saying, “I’m beyond excited that Hans is scoring #NoTimeToDie. The music of Bond has always been iconic and I’ve already witnessed Hans adding his touch of genius to the Bond legacy.”
CONFIRMED: @HansZimmer will compose the score for #NoTimeToDie. Director Cary Joji Fukunaga said: “I’m beyond excited that Hans is scoring #NoTimeToDie. The music of Bond has always been iconic and I’ve already witnessed Hans adding his touch of genius to the Bond legacy.” pic.twitter.com/L3q06ymLyH
— James Bond (@007) January 13, 2020