Billie Eilish will perform the title track for the new James Bond film No Time to Die.
The US musician will the youngest person ever to take on a title track for the series of films.
The 18-year-old was announced on the official James bond Twitter account this afternoon. She wrote the song with her brother Finneas O'Connell and is currently recording it.
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way,” she said.
“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.
“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 eilish (@billieeilish) January 14, 2020
Hours before the announcement, the Los Angeles-born star posted eight pictures of Bond girls, from Halle Berry to Lea Seydoux, on her Instagram stories – fuelling speculation she would get the nod for No Time to Die.
Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: “We are excited to announce that Billie and Finneas have written an incredibly powerful and moving song for No Time To Die, which has been impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film.”
The #NoTimeToDie title song will be performed by @billieeilish. Billie has written the song with her brother @finneas and is the youngest artist in history to write and record a James Bond theme song. pic.twitter.com/Qd5cYIRlmg
— James Bond (@007) January 14, 2020
Director Cary Fukunaga added: “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.”
Eilish is nominated for six Grammy awards this year, with her debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ one of the biggest records of the year last year.
O’Connell, who wrote, produced and recorded the album with his sister, is nominated for five Grammies.