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Billie Eilish releases 'No Time To Die'


Sat, Feb 15th 2020 08:50 am

Official theme song to new James Bond film

Will perform song live at The Brit Awards on Feb. 18 with special guests Hans Zimmer & Johnny Marr

On Thursday, five-time Grammy Award-winning Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish has released her latest song, “No Time To Die,” the official theme song to the upcoming James Bond film. The song was produced by her brother; fellow multi Grammy Award-winning FINNEAS, alongside Stephen Lipson, with orchestral arrangements by Hans Zimmer and Matt Dunkley, and guitar from Johnny Marr. 

“No Time To Die” comes ahead of the film’s global release. The picture hits theaters next spring in the U.K. through Universal Pictures International; and in the U.S. on April 2, 2021, through MGM via its United Artists Releasing banner. For more information, visit www.007.com.

18-year-old Eilish is officially the youngest artist in history to both write and record a James Bond theme song. She will perform it live for the first time, accompanied by FINNEAS, plus special guests Zimmer and Marr, at The Brit Awards in London on Feb. 18.

“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,” said Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of “No Time To Die.”

“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,” said director Cary Joji Fukunaga.

Eilish said, “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 honor. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. 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.’ We feel so so lucky to play a small role in such a legendary franchise; long live 007.”

Listen to “No Time To Die” here, or below:

Last month, Eilish made Grammy history as the youngest artist to win in all four major categories, taking away five wins in total for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. FINNEAS, meanwhile, took home an additional two Grammys for Producer of the Year, Non Classical and Best Engineered Album, Non Classical. 

Last Sunday, the pair performed live during the in memoriam segment at the 92nd Oscars. Watch their moving rendition of The Beatles’ classic “Yesterday” HERE.

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