The 18 year old, who last year became the youngest ever female solo act to top the UK charts, shared a gallery of famous ‘Bond girls’ on her Instagram story earlier today before making an official announcement on Twitter. The gallery included the characters played by Daniela Bianchi in From Russia With Love (1963), Halle Berry in Die Another Day (2002) and Léa Seydoux in Spectre (2015).
Speculation immediately grew following the Instagram story. A fan account for the singer on Twitter wrote that “If Billie Eilish posting these to her insta[gram] story isn’t proof that the James Bond theme song rumors are true, I don’t know what is.”
Eilish becomes the fifth different theme song producer of the Daniel Craig era of Bond films, following Chris Cornell, Alicia Keys, Jack White, Adele and Sam Smith. The 007 Instagram account stated that Eilish has co-written the song with her brother Finneas O’Connell, who also works with Eilish on her albums. British star Stormzy was among the first to congragulate Eilish on the news.
No Time to Die reunites Craig with Knives Out co-star Ana de Armas. Other cast members include Seydoux, Rami Malek and Captain Marvel’s Lashana Lynch. Also lending his musical abilities to the film is Hans Zimmer, who replaced Dan Romer as the film’s music composer earlier this month. Cary Joji Fukunaga is set to direct.
No Time to Die is out in UK cinemas 2nd April 2020.