Billie Eilish has been lauded by fans after dropping the hotly anticipated title track for the upcoming James Bond movie No Time To Die.
The 18-year-old songbird is the youngest person to ever perform a title track for the spy film series, which began in 1962 with Dr. No.
No Time To Die is the 25th installment in the franchise and will be Daniel Craig’s final outing as the seductive and ruthless secret agent.
Big reveal: Billie Eilish has been lauded by fans after dropping the hotly anticipated title track for the upcoming James Bond movie No Time To Die
Swan song: No Time To Die is the 25th installment in the franchise and will be Daniel Craig’s final outing as the seductive and ruthless secret agent
Billie, who penned the number with her brother and usual co-writer Finneas O’Connell, begins the song accompanied by just a piano.
About a minute into the number, a brass instrument pipes in with a haunting snippet of John Barry’s classic Bond theme, written for Dr. No.
As the mournful track builds to a crescendo, a fuller orchestra joins in to give the vintage feel of such throwback Bond tracks as Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever.
During the chorus she sings: ‘That I’d fallen for a lie. / You were never on my side. / Fool me once. Fool me twice. / How you dare, the paradise. / Now you’ll never see me cry. / There’s just no time to die.’
No Time To Die sticks to a staple theme of Bond songs and is performed from the perspective of a woman who has been romantically involved with 007.
‘Was I stupid to love you? / Was I reckless to help? / Was it obvious to everybody else?’ Billie wonders at the end of the first verse.
The song racked up 5.4 million views in 12 hours on YouTube and hit the number one trending spot on the site.
The previous two Bond songs – Sam Smith’s Writing’s On The Wall from Spectre and Adele’s Skyfall from the film of the same name – won Oscars.
They are the only Bond song to have earned the best original song prize, although others have become pop culture classics.
Family business: Billie penned the number with her usual co-writer, her brother Finneas O’Connell, whom she is pictured with at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday
Live And Let Die by Paul McCartney And Wings, as well as Carly Simon’s Nobody Does It Better from The Spy Who Loved Me, are enduring favorites.
Out April 10, No Time To Die is directed by Cary Fukunaga and the script has been punched up by Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Bohemian Rhapsody Oscar-winner Rami Malek will play the villain Safin, with Lea Seydoux stepping in as Bond girl Dr. Madeleine Swann.
Mournful: ‘Was I stupid to love you? / Was I reckless to help? / Was it obvious to everybody else?’ Billie wonders at the end of the first verse
Ralph Fiennes will return as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q and Christoph Waltz as jailed crime boss Ernst Blofeld.
Last summer The Mail On Sunday revealed that the film would include a black female 007 – an agent played by Lashana Lynch who takes James’ code number.
‘There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says: “Come in 007,” and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman,’ a source said.
‘It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman,’ the insider explained.
Menace: Bohemian Rhapsody Oscar-winner Rami Malek will play the villain Safin (pictured), with Lea Seydoux stepping in as Bond girl Dr. Madeleine Swann
The cast also includes Ana De Armas, who so impressed Daniel while working with him on last year’s thriller Knives Out that he recommended her for No Time To Die.
Ana will be starring in the 007 movie No Time To Die as Paloma, a role she revealed in the Los Angeles Times was written especially for her.
The Bond movies draw inspiration from the novels by Ian Fleming, who himself worked for British naval intelligence during World War II.
Big winner: The last two Bond songs, Writing’s On The Wall and Skyfall, both won Oscars; Adele is pictured singing the latter at the 2013 Academy Awards