Billie Eilish performs at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards in 2020
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Billie Eilish Releases Slow-Burning Ballad "No Time To Die," The New James Bond Theme Song
It was less than a month ago when Billie Eilish dominated the 62nd GRAMMY Awards. Now she's back with a dose of much-anticipated new music. This week, the rapidly rising pop superstar released her new song "No Time To Die," the official theme song to the upcoming James Bond film of the same name.
"No Time To Die," a slow-burning piano and orchestral ballad, features an all-star cast of producers and songwriters. Her brother and close collaborator, superproducer FINNEAS, produced the track, alongside Stephen Lipson. GRAMMY-winning film score composer Hans Zimmer and Matt Dunkley provided the track's cinematic orchestral arrangements. And in a surprise addition, guitar virtuoso and The Smiths founding member Johnny Marr adds his distinctive touch—listen for his trademark guitar jangle at the end of the track.
Ahead of the film's release this April, she will perform the song live for the first time ever at The Brit Awards in London next week (Feb. 18), joined onstage by FINNEAS and special guests Zimmer and Marr.
With "No Time To Die," Eilish is now officially the youngest artist to both write and record a James Bond theme song. She now joins fellow pop singers and stars like Sam Smith, Adele, Jack White and Alicia Keys, Madonna and many others who have written and performed official theme songs for the ongoing film franchise across its 25 installments.
"No Time To Die" follows a massive night for Eilish at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards last month, which saw her tie her brother FINNEAS for the most golden gramophones of the night, with five wins each. In another historic moment, Eilish became the youngest artist in GRAMMY history to win in all four major categories in the General Field, commonly known as the "Big Four." In addition to a Best New Artist win, she won Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for her 2019 debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Album single "Bad Guy" won for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. She also performed "When The Party's Over," a single off the album, alongside FINNEAS.
Her brother FINNEAS, who produced When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, shared in Eilish's wins for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year, both for "Bad Guy," and Album Of The Year. In addition, he won Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for his work on the album as well as Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical.