Billie Eilish to perform upcoming James Bond theme song

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Jan 15 2020 04:30 AM

American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish arrives on the red carpet for the "Billboard Women in Music" event in Los Angeles, California, US, Dec. 12, 2019. Mike Blake, Reuters/File

NEW YORK—Pop iconoclast Billie Eilish will perform the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film "No Time To Die," its producers announced Tuesday.

The 18-year-old Grammy nominee is the youngest artist ever to write and record a James Bond title song.

The film—starring Daniel Craig as the British super spy and Oscar winner Rami Malek as the villain—is set for an April 2 release in Britain and April 10 in the United States.

"To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honor," Eilish said in a statement. 

"James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I'm still in shock."

The goth-leaning artist wrote the title song for the 25th James Bond film with her 22-year-old brother Finneas O'Connell, her primary creative partner, who is also a Grammy nominee.

With 6 chances at Grammys gold, Eilish is one of the top-nominated artists at this year's awards gala, set for Jan. 26.

The Californian is the youngest person ever to snag nominations in all the top 4 categories, including the prestigious Album of the Year prize.

Eilish released her album "when we all fall asleep, where do we go?" last year to critical and commercial acclaim, after winning a fervent online following for her bold, often haunting pop sound featuring heavy bass and tinges of trap and electronic dance music.