Following in the grand tradition of Bond theme songs tapping into hot and current musical acts, it’s been confirmed that the theme for No Time to Die will be performed by Billie Eilish, the wunderkind act who’s already carved a massive name for herself at the age of 18. The theme song was written with her brother and collaborator Finneas.
“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,” Eilish said of the news. No stranger to success, the young singer is currently nominated in six categories at the upcoming Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist.
No Time to Die has been making the news recently, with renowned composer Hans Zimmer stepping in to take up the duties of scoring the upcoming franchise film, picking up the film’s score after Dan Romer exited the project.
With a massive talent like Eilish onboard, No Time to Die would seem to continue the legacy of Daniel Craig’s Bond films embarking on dramatic, stark vocal themes. In the past, as a reminder, we’ve had
“You Know My Name” performed by Chris Cornell for Casino Royale (2006)
“Another Way to Die” performed by Jack White and Alicia Keys for Quantum of Solace (2008)
“Skyfall” performed by Adele for Skyfall in 2012
and “Writing’s on the Wall” performed by Sam Smith for Spectre in 2015
No Time to Die opens on April 10.