AceShowbiz - Pop star Billie Eilish is "still in shock" after landing the coveted job of writing and recording the theme song for the new James Bond movie.
The "Bad Guy" singer, 18, was reported to have signed on to perform the title track for "No Time to Die" on Monday (January 13), and now producers have confirmed Eilish's involvement, making her the youngest artist in film franchise history to tackle the big gig.
She teamed up with her older brother and frequent collaborator, FINNEAS, to work on the tune, described by Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli as "an incredibly powerful and moving song... which has been impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film".
Gushing about the historic role, Eilish shares: "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."
FINNEAS adds, "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."
And director Cary Joji Fukunaga is convinced fans will instantly fall in love with the theme song.
"There are a chosen few who record a Bond theme," he says. "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."
The track will be released to coincide with the global launch of "No Time to Die" in April.