Billie Eilish confirmed as the next James Bond theme singer

Carla Harmon
January 14, 2020

If true, the choice of Eilish would be a dramatic change of direction for the legendary franchise's long history of theme-song performers, which have progressed from Shirley Bassey to Paul McCartney and Duran Duran over the decades.

Billie Eilish will co-write and perform the title song of the next James Bond film, No Time to Die. She later confirmed the news herself on Instagram.

"No Time to Die", the 25th film in the James Bond series, arrives in movie theaters in April with Daniel Craig resuming his role as the British secret agent for a fifth and final time.

Billie Eilish and her producer-brother Finneas revealed back in December to Rolling Stone that her hit song, "Bad Guy" is heavily inspired by "Wizards of Waverly Place". "I'm still in shock".

Finneas added, "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.

Eilish, who follows in the footsteps of Spectre singer Sam Smith, hinted at the announcement a few hours before it was officially confirmed by posting photos Bond actresses on her Instagram account.

It's been a bang-up year for Billie Eilish, what with becoming the biggest pop star in the world, getting covered by every band ever, receiving several GRAMMY nominations, and infuriating old rock fans for not knowing who Van Halen is.

"Their creative integrity and talent are second to none and I can not wait for audiences to hear what they've brought - a fresh new perspective whose vocals will echo for generations to come".

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