‘Turning Red’: Billie Eilish and Finneas pen songs for animated boyband


‘No Time To Die’ hitmakers Billie Eilish and Finneas have written three songs for the animated Disney and Pixar movie ‘Turning Red’.

Billie Eilish and Finneas have penned music for Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red.

The famous siblings and collaborators – whose James Bond theme No Time To Die has just gone platinum in the UK – has penned three songs for the forthcoming animated film’s fictional boyband, 4 Town.

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The first song, Nobody Like U, features in the latest trailer for the flick, which is slated for release on 11 March 2022.

The movie’s producer, Lindsey Collins, said:

“When we first started talking about Billie Eilish and Finneas – back before they’d won a billion Grammys – we could see then how they had their finger on the pulse. We were big fans. We met with them and pitched this crazy idea of a boy band, asking if they’d be interested in writing and producing the songs. They were!”


The flick follows 13-year-old Mei and her obsession with the boy band and is set in the early 2000s. Director Domee Shi said:

“We needed our character Mei to be obsessed with something that her mom would not approve of. Boy bands were the first step into the world of boys for a lot of girls that age.”

“The guys were all super pretty, polished, soft and loving, and they had of a way of bringing girls and their besties together. Plus, I thought it’d be really cool to create an animated boy band.”


Sweden’s Ludwig Goransson – who is known for his work on Black Panther and The Mandalorian – is in charge of the score. Shi said of the composer:

“I’ve been a fan of his for a while. We were drawn to his versatility — he’s a composer, but he also produces pop music. We knew he would help us create a very unique sound.”

The voice cast boasts Rosalie Chiang and Sandra Oh as Mei and her mother Ming, respectively. Orion Lee is Mei’s dad, Jin, and Wai Ching Ho is Grandma.

Mei’s friends Miriam, Priya, and Abby are voiced by Ava Morse, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, and Hyein Park, respectively.

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