👁️🗨️IPMUSIC ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: BILLIE EILISH
Welcome to a new feature page within the Illustrated People Universe! For our first artist spotlight feature we focus on the American singer Billie Eilish!
Not heard of her yet? Well she’s definitely a name you need to remember and punch into your Spotify ASAP! Here’s what you need to know so far….
Who is Billie?
I don’t know about you guys, but the first time we heard of this artist was through a random playlist. Exploring the new artist radio on Spotify is sure way to discover someone new and amazing… and thats exactly what happened when we heard ‘Ocean Eyes’ by Billie Eilish.
Billie is a 16 year old singer- thats right, 16! She was born and raised in Los Angeles and home schooled with her older brother Finneas. This girl is multi-talented being both a dancer and singer with immense talent by the age of 13. Billie was a member of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus- but it was in the dance studio that kicked off her singing career.
Eilish’s dance teacher suggested that the then 13 year old write and sing a song to dance to. Billie enlisted the help of her equally talented brother, Finneas and together they recored the song Ocean Eyes. Now keep in mind this song was only intended to be posted for the ears of Billie’s dance teacher. However, overnight the artist racked up huge streaming figures on Soundcloud.
Not too long after the overnight success of Ocean Eyes, Billie was snapped up by Interscope Records. Her signature style of dark ballads including ‘Bellyache’ about a psychopath has created an already loyal fan-base. Not to disappoint her fans, she has continued to release new material that’s got us all hyped!
If you’re still reading this… and still not checked out this EP then get to it right now! Billie released ‘don’t smile at me’ in 2017 that featured 9 songs including the breakthrough song Ocean Eyes. Let us be real, very rarely do we get an EP that keeps us listening from track one to track nine. But this one does!
No cheesy pop b*******, but some crazy, out the box story-telling- we LOVE IT!
Since releasing the EP Billie has undertaken a tour and released new material and she seems to not be stopping! Most recently the artist released ‘bitches broken hearts’ and fresh duet with Khalid titled, ‘Lovely’. This girl has so much material for a new artist that we pulled together our 5 favourite tracks so far…..
Need to Know Songs, Our Top 5:
So its literally too hard to put this in any kind of order so this is completely random….
- Ocean Eyes
3. Bad – Michael Jackson Cover
5. Lovely (with Khalid)
So….we definitely were too ambitious with only picking 5! Go check out the whole catalogue from this artist and let us know your favourites!
We can’t wait to see what’s next from Billie!