7 Reasons Why 2019 Is Billie Eilish's Year
17-year-old pop protégé Billie Eilish is taking the world by storm and quite frankly, we are obsessed. If you haven’t come across the Californian teen, prepare to get out from under your rock as we tell you why Billie is the Queen of 2019.
WARNING: Exposure to this pure greatness is highly likely to cause an Internet stalking wormhole that will consume you for the next 24 to 48 hours. We’ve all been there.
1. Her debut album is the best drop in 2019.
It’s a bold headline, but it’s simply impossible to debate. Her debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is a creepy-pop-blend that will have your arm hairs raising while you bop to some absolute earworms. Prepare to get hooked on some eerie whispering vocals paired with a bumping electronic baseline. Did we mention it features samples from ‘The Office’?
2. She does her stunts IRL
Billie is so dedicated to the vision of her music videos, she’s willing to put her young life on the line for some epic stunts. From putting a live spider in her mouth to having ink gush out of her eyes, is there anything she won’t do for her art? Check out the creation of her video for ‘when the party’s over’ below.
3. She’s a street style icon
She’s not your typical pop princess and we are so here for it. Billie challenges the game when it comes to fashion, bringing back street-style with some all-fluoro getups, an endless array of skater sneaks and an oversized baggy silhouette. If you want some grungy wardrobe inspiration, just take a quick scroll through her Instagram @wherearetheavocados (let’s just appreciate that handle for a hot minute).
4. Her middle name is Pirate
No joke. Her middle name is Pirate. Are we jealous? Yes.
While we’re all stuck with our great-great-grandma’s sister’s middle name, Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell has the bragging-rights that Pirate is quite literally her middle name.
5. Her music producer is her brother, Finneas.
Talk about keeping it in the family! Having made music with her brother Finneas in their Los Angeles family home for years, she still uses him as her go-to producer for her latest releases. Regardless of having access to the world’s biggest music producing names, Billie prefers keeping it homegrown - we’re sure she’s heard the phrase, “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.” Check out Billie and Finneas’ latest single, ‘Bad Guy’ below.
6. Billie is like all of us – a MAJOR FANGIRL
Over the weekend, the Internet spiralled out of control as a video emerged of Billie Eilish meeting her long-time celeb obsession, Justin Bieber, at Coachella. During Ariana Grande’s set, Billie found herself freaking out in the VIP zone with the Biebs and her reaction is exactly what we would do. As a self-proclaimed Belieber, it’s no secret what this moment meant to the teen - watch the moment below.
7. Billie has an interactive exhibit for her new album.
In collaboration with Spotify, the singer has showcased her ever-expanding talents with an immersive experience coinciding with the launch of her album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? The exhibition in Downtown Los Angeles walks guests through 14 rooms dedicated to each track on the album, treating patrons to little glimpse into her mind.
Now grab yourself a big bowl of popcorn and a snuggly blanket as you settle in for your stalking marathon of Billie Eilish.
- Tait McGregor.
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