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What I’m Listening to: Billie Eilish

 

Before we start off this blog post, I haven’t been on this bandwagon for very long but I think this girl is so cool, talented, relatable and just everything I would have wanted to be when I was 15 or 16. She’s been playing non-stop on my Spotify these days and for good reason.

Billie Eilish, for anyone who hasn’t heard of her before, is from Highland Park, Los Angeles. She is only 16 (which I couldn’t believe) as she appears in interviews as quite a mature and well-presented individual. But I suppose when I think about it, when I was younger and listening to Avril Lavigne I think she was the same age when she debuted in music. Although Billie Eilish has been in the music game since she was 13/14.

I found Billie Eilish through her Instagram @wearetheavocados, she had posted about a new music video that she’d put up called “when the party’s over”. Visually it’s very captivating. She moves slowly to pick up a glass of dark liquid sitting down and suddenly a gush of black liquid starts leaking out of control from her eyes and she sings the words. When I finished watching the video, I couldn’t believe I had watched 3:14 of footage as it totally captivates you.

I started listening to other songs that she had released such as “idontwannabeyouanymore”, “bellyache”, “Ocean Eyes”, “Lovely” ft. Khalid and “hostage”. She sings with an airy vibe that’s soft and shows a huge range that her voice can do. It’s quite difficult from traditional perceptions that “make a good singer” such a strong, loud voice with the ability to control multiple range runs (Such as what Ariana Grande can do). Her voice is haunting and easy to listen to but as well as that she’s also a visual artist. Her music videos are very artistically interesting and I’d really recommend you watch them if you like her voice.

She delves into some dark meanings behind her songs as she speaks about her experiences with depression. She’s said in interviews that she’s often criticised for speaking about depression as people dictate that due to her age she couldn’t possibly have experience from it. As a girl who has grown up, I think I can speak for a lot of teenage girls when I say that we do get depressed from time-to-time, particularly about body issues, low self-confidence, and bullying that may happen in school.

Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish live at The Paradise Rock Club in Boston. Photo: Natasha Moustache

I think the footage of Billie Eilish that captivated me the most though and turned me into a fan was her Vanity Fair Interview on YouTube which asked the same questions as the same interview she’d done with them the previous year. You can see within a year apart that the pressures of being an artist have definitely affected her. I love how honest she is, she’s clearly not a smile-and-fake-it kind of artist which is so refreshing in this pristine PR world. You can also see the outrageous growth from her music in just a year. Her personality is just very endearing and likeable.

This post isn’t to tell you what to listen to, nor is it to say that you have to like her. It’s more to explore why she’s so interesting. There’s a couple of links to videos that I enjoy watching for you to enjoy as well.

If you want to join the bandwagon of Billie Eilish’s music, I’ll leave her social links below.

Follow her Instagram here.
Follow her Twitter here.
Follow her Facebook here.
Go to her Spotify here.

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