Billie Eilish to perform upcoming James Bond theme song

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"It feels insane to be a part of this in every way", said Billie regarding being chosen for the theme song. Audiences will be able to check out his farewell - and Billie's theme song - when the latest Bond film is released in cinemas in April.

What do you do with a tent-pole movie franchise whose central character has, for the last couple of films in a row, anxious about their mortality and their looming exit from this world? "I'm still in shock", Eilish said of the news. Someone else was even harsher in their reaction to hearing Eilish will write and record the No Time to Die theme, tweeting, "Well". When the announcement dropped on Twitter, many made their dissatisfaction with the choice be known - arguing that Eilish can't live up to expectations and will fall short of the Bond theme singer-songwriters that came before her, and that her unique, sometimes controversial musical stylings won't mesh well with the vibe of the Bond franchise.

No Time to Die will be the 25th movie in the long-running franchise, as well as the last with current 007 Daniel Craig. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the Central Intelligence Agency turns up asking for help. Eon Productions, who produce the Bond movies, later confirmed the news.

Madonna voiced Die Another Day's theme song, Adele did Skyfall, and Sam Smith jumped in for Spectre.

The well-known singer Billie Eilish wrote the theme song for No Time To Die along with her brother Finneas O'Connell.

One Eilish's involvement in the film was confirmed, Cary Joji Fukunaga said: "I am a huge fan of Billie and FINNEAS".

The news comes after the production announced legendary composer Hans Zimmer would be taking on the film's score.

Earlier, Eilish added to the swirling rumours she would perform the theme song after cryptically posting an Instagram Story featuring images of Bond girls, including Halle Berry and Lea Seydoux.

The film-starring Daniel Craig as the British super spy and Oscar victor Rami Malek as the villain-is set for an April 2 release in Britain and April 10 in the United States.