After sweeping the Grammy’s last month, Billie Eilish is keeping the good times rolling with yet another history-making achievement: she is now the youngest person to write and record a theme song for a film in the iconic James Bond franchise.
The track, entitled “No Time to Die,” shares a title with the forthcoming film, and represents a departure from the typical stylings of the recent Bond theme songs which have been tackled such vocal heavyweights as Sam Smith and Adele. But perhaps the departure from the norm is fitting, as the Bond franchise looks to update its look, feel and tone for a new decade.
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way,” Eilish shared of her involvement. “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.”
The track was produced by Billie’s ever-present collaborator/brother Finneas, who won a Grammy of his own last month for Producer of the Year, non-classical. “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,” director Cary Joji Fukunaga said of Billie and Finneas’ contributions.
Billie, Finneas, guitarist Johnny Marr and film composer Hans Zimmer are set to perform the track live for the first time later this month at the BRIT Awards. Until then, take in the track now below and let us know what you think.