The choice of Eilish represents a dramatic change of direction for the legendary franchise's long history of theme-song performers, which have progressed from Shirley Bassey to Paul McCartney and Duran Duran over the decades.
"What was most important to ne with this record was to make sure every song actually means something and holds weight", the singer said, and mentioned the track "Vulnerable" as one of her favorites.
The James Bond theme has always been a big deal, with multiple popular artists under consideration given the heritage of the movie series. "I'm still in shock". The singer has written the song along with her brother, songwriter and music producer Finneas O'Connell, known professionally as FINNEAS. 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".
ORIGINAL STORY: Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer has officially taken over the reins on the next James Bond pic, No Time To Die, replacing Dan Romer. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the Central Intelligence Agency turns up asking for help.
Additionally, the film's director, Cary Fukunaga, said, "There are a chosen few who record a Bond theme". And the latest musical great to join their ranks is Billie Eilish.
Jimmy Fallon asked "Wizards" star Selena Gomez if she knew the show's theme song influenced Eilish's hit when she appeared on "The Tonight Show" Monday.
No Time to Die is scheduled to be released in April.