The James Bond theme artist for No Time To Die has been confirmed

14 January 2020, 16:15 | Updated: 14 January 2020, 16:26

Billie Eilish
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By Tom Eames

The performer of the next James Bond theme has been confirmed.

Billie Eilish has been announced as the singer of the main theme for No Time To Die, scheduled for release on April 2.

The official 007 Twitter account confirmed the news today (January 14).

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American singer Billie Eilish is the youngest artist to sing a James Bond theme tune at 18 years old, and she has written the song with her brother Finneas O'Connell.

Billie has become one of the biggest artists around over the past 12 months, scoring hits with the moody 'Bad Guy' and 'Bury a Friend'.

She follows the likes of recent performers Sam Smith and Adele in recording the coveted theme tune, after Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran had been tipped for the job in recent months.

"It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way," she said.

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

Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli described the song as "incredibly powerful and moving", adding it had been "impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film".

Director Cary Joji Fukunaga said: "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."

Daniel Craig will be returning for his fifth and final James Bond movie in No Time to Die, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and co-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.