Billie Eilish bags the Bond theme song
Billie Eilish will be the next artist to tackle the James Bond theme song.
Universal confirmed this afternoon that the 18-year-old will sing the main track for No Time To Die.
Speaking on the news Billie 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 honour."
"James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock”.
As ever Billie has worked with her brother Finneas on the track.
He said, "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.”
Billie and Finneas join a long list of famous artists who've worked with the franchise.
Sam Smith wrote and performed Writing's on the Wall for Spectre in 2015.
In 2012 Adele won an Oscar for her track Skyfall released alongside the Bond movie of the same name.
Meanwhile Shirley Bassey is behind two of the franchises' most famous theme songs Diamonds Are Forever and Goldfinger.
No Time To Die
No Time To Die is the 25th James Bond movie.
The story sees Bond leave active service to enjoy a calm life in Jamacia.
However, his peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help
The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Speaking on Billie Eilish's theme song director Cary Joji Fukunaga said, "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".
No Time To Die is out on 3rd April 2020.