Ed Sheeran Started Writing A James Bond Theme Before Billie Eilish Got the Gig

Ed Sheeran was first approached to write a James Bond theme song in 2019before the studio decided to hire Billie Eilish instead. She and her brother, Finneas went on to win an Oscar and Golden Globe for their music used in the film.

Billboard reported that Sheeran had already done all the meetings and started work on it when the movie suddenly changed directors and scripts.

He said, “I’m not gonna pretend it didn’t hurt not doing it. But if they came back I’d be like, ‘yeah, yeah, of course, yeah!'”

As an English performer, penning a Bond theme song is one of Ed Sheeran’s bucket list items.

TL;DR:

  • Ed Sheeran was first approached to write a James Bond theme song in 2019before the studio decided to hire Billie Eilish instead.
  • Sheeran had already done all the meetings and started work on it when the movie suddenly changed directors and scripts.
  • This is one of his bucket list items.