EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM), and Universal Pictures International have announced that Billie Eilish will sing the theme song for the next James Bond film.
Entitled No Time To Die, the film will be the 25th in the long-running series. It will come out on April 2 internationally and on April 10 in the United States.
The 18-year-old Grammy-nominated singer co-wrote the song with her brother Finneas, who has also received Grammy nominations. Eilish is said to be the youngest person to write and record a theme song for a James Bond movie.
Darkroom/Interscope Records will further release the song independently of the film.
Eilish issued a statement in regards to the production, along with others involved with the project.
She 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.”
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, who are the producers of No Time To Die, said, “We are excited to announce that Billie and Finneas have written an incredibly powerful and moving song for No Time To Die, which has been impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film.”
Despite the reverence for film’s history, Eilish is by no means a cultural historian. The singer made news last month when she told Jimmy Kimmel that she had never heard of Van Halen, Run DMC, and Huey Lewis. That sounded shocking to many, though put in perspective, Eilish was 17 years-old at the time, and understandably out-of-touch with iconic stars of the 80s. Eilish later complained of being ambushed and ridiculed by Kimmel on national TV.