Photo: Drew de F Fawkes - Ed Sheeran, Royal Albert Hall

How Billie Eilish Replaced Ed Sheeran For The James Bond Theme

Ed Sheeran had already started writing his James Bond theme when he was replaced by Billie Eilish.

When Danny Boyle was set to direct, the British superstar singer/songwriter was set to pen a song for the latest 007 iconic spy film, but when the filmmaker was replaced by Cary Joki Fukunaga, Eilish was brought in to write and record ‘No Time To Die’.

While appearing on ‘That Peter Crouch Podcast’, Sheeran stated : “I was within a f****** gnat’s pube of doing one, but then they changed directors, changed scripts and that was it all done.” “I had started writing it. I’m not gonna pretend it didn’t hurt not doing it” adding “I think eventually as an English singer you’ve got to eventually do a Bond song. If they come back I’ll be like, ‘Yeah yeah, of course.’ “

In other theme song-related news, Ed ruled out the possibility of him doing his own soccer song, instead bestowing praise on the Frank Skinner, David Badiel and Lightning Seeds’ classic ‘Three Lions’ saying:

“‘Three Lions’ is our national anthem.” “The thing will football songs is that it’s kind of like Christmas songs – if you don’t have anything to offer that is going to be different or better, just don’t do it.”

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Drew de F Fawkes – Ed Sheeran, Royal Albert Hall