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Billie Eilish confirmed as the next James Bond theme singer

The 18-year-old’s song will appear in the 25th Bond film, No Time To Die

Billie Eilish has written and will perform the theme song for the 25th James Bond film No Time To Die, making the 18-year-old the youngest person to record a Bond theme.

Eilish said in a statement: “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.”

Like Eilish’s debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, the theme tune was co-written by the singer’s brother Finneas. “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,” he said.

The film’s producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson described Eilish’s song as “impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film”. Director Cary Joji Fukunaga said: “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.”

Bringing Eilish onto the project is but one of the franchise’s efforts to modernise its dated image. Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge was brought onto the project as a writer at the request of Daniel Craig.