Billie Eilish might seem to have no time on her hands, but she does have “No Time To Die.”
With that, Eilish, who turned 18 last month, has become the youngest artist in history to write and record a theme song for the long-running Bond film series, according to the official James Bond Twitter account.
Eilish said she’s very happy to join a musical pantheon of luminaries who’ve recorded Bond songs for previous movies, including Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Duran Duran, Madonna and Sheryl Crow. The last two Bond themes, Adele’s “Skyfall” and Sam Smith’s “Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre,” both won Oscars for Best Original Song.
“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,” Eilish said in a quote shared by the James Bond Twitter account. “James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”
Finneas, who helped his sister create the Grammy-nominated album “When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” said “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.”
Of course, people had strong reactions to the selection. Some figured Eilish could just adapt her big hit, “Bad Guy.”
Others wished someone else had been picked.
Eilish fans suggested everyone should give her a chance.
Until now, Sheena Easton was the youngest artist to sing over a Bond movie’s opening credits, according to the BBC. The Scottish singer was 22 when she recorded “For Your Eyes Only” in 1981.
“No Time To Die,” which stars Daniel Craig, Rami Malek and Lashana Lynch, will be released April 10 in the U.S.