There is something I have to say in regard to Billie Eilish: Believe the hype!
Billie Eilish just released her first full-length album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” on March 29, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart.
Her rise, however, came earlier, in 2016, when she released her first hit single, “Ocean Eyes,” when she was just 14 years old.
As a young artist, she gave a middle finger to pop norms, successfully shifting from one genre to the next and sporting androgynous clothing. In her videos, you can find black tears flowing down her face, needles plunged into the skin, and spiders as food paired with an angelic voice, as opposed to the usual auto-tuned pop video, flaunting expensive clothing and vehicles on along cityscapes.
What is even more impressive, though, is what comes behind the music: The only two people involved in recording “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” were Eilish herself and her brother, Finneas O’Connell. The duo has also recorded all previously released music together. Keeping their music separated from producers and record labels is an extremely bold decision, allowing them to do whatever they please with the music without the influence of anyone from the outside.
With her frightening music videos, dreamy vocals and unique lyrics, Eilish has proven that we have seen nothing like her yet.
With each song Billie Eilish releases, she proves that she will be one big voice of this generation.