EXCLUSIVE: Billie Eilish CONFIRMED to play a new James Bond theme on the BRITs in an orchestral performance with Hollywood film composer Hans Zimmer
Billie Eilish will perform her James Bond theme song for the first time at the BRITs next week with Hollywood film composer Hans Zimmer and an orchestra.
The five-time Grammy prize winner, 18, who last month recorded the title track for 007’s No Time to Die in London, will take the stage on Tuesday in The O2 for the 40th annual BRIT Awards ceremony.
A music insider told MailOnline exclusively: “Billie will perform the James Bond movie song together with Hans Zimmer and an orchestra – it will be the defining moment of her career.”
Superstar: Billie Eilish will perform her James Bond theme song for the first time at the BRITs next week with Hollywood film composer Hans Zimmer and an orchestra
The source continued: “Those involved in the show predict that this will be Billie’s” Adele moment.
“Artists from the BRITs have received more creative licenses this year with their performances and Billie wanted nothing more than to present No Time to Die on a large stage in the country James Bond is known for.”
A second insider added: ‘This year the organizers have given the creativity back to the artists for their performance, so it is up to them what they do.
“We understand that there are a number of options on the table.”
The teen-singer-songwriter revealed this week on her Twitter that the 25th Bond song will be released Thursday at 4:00 PM PT, prior to the release of the film in April.
‘More creative license’: an insider of music told MailOnline exclusively: ‘It will be the defining moment in her career and those involved hope it will become her’ Adele moment ‘
MailOnline contacted a representative of Billie Eilish and BRIT Awards organizers for comments.
It is generally speculated that Billie will perform No Time to Die for the first time at the BRIT Awards, after not attending the Grammy’s and Oscar ceremonies this year.
But MailOnline can confirm that Tuesday’s waiting will be over when Billie takes to the stage with the track she wrote with producer and brother Finneas O’Connell, 22.
When asked about the song at this year’s Oscars ceremony, Billie, famous for Bury A Friend hits, said You Should See Me in a Crown and Ocean Eyes: “I think it’s more like a ballad … It’s crazy, man. It is certainly a purpose in life. ”
It was revealed in January that Zimmer, famous for his scores for films such as Gladiator, The Da Vinci Code and Pirates of the Caribbean, was drafted as a last-minute replacement on No Time to Die.
He took over from Dan Romer, who reportedly left the project due to creative differences with the film’s production company, Eon Productions.
Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli thought it was a ‘dream come true’ to allow Zimmer, who won an Oscar for his 1994 theme for The Lion King, to score the last 007 adventure.
Talented pair: Billie goes on stage next week with the track, which she wrote together with producer and brother Finneas O’Connell, 22 (photographed last month)