Billie Eilish has become the youngest artist in history to write and record a James Bond theme song following today's news that the US artist will perform the theme for the forthcoming No Time To Die film.

The 18-year-old LA-born singer and her producer and brother FINNEAS have written the title track for the 25th film in the Bond series which is set for release on 2 April. 

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

"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.”

Director Cary Joji Fukunaga said that he is a "huge fan" of both Eilish 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 joins a prestigious list of acts who have performed James Bond theme songs over the years including Adele, Paul McCartney and Wings, Chris Cornell, Madonna and Sam Smith.

No Time To Die will see Daniel Craig return to the role of James Bond while Mr Robot and Bohemian Rhapsody lead Rami Malek will star as the film's villain. 

The synopsis for the film tells us that "Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica.  His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology".

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