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Who is Billie Eilish?
Billie Eilish is the girl who’s all the rage right now. Here’s a brief run-down:
Full name: Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell – Ya that’s right, she’s got pirate in her name
Age: 17 – So young
Birthday: December 18, 2001 – Ehhhh, birthday twins
Photo creds: Icebox (Attribution 3.0 Unported license)
Why do I keep hearing about her?
I would be surprised to find somebody who hasn’t heard of her yet.
Billie has a way of really connecting with this generation. As a person, her whole vibe is just really chill and genuine.
Same goes for her music, but it’s also experimental in its sounds. Especially with Billie’s latest album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.”
If you appreciate seeing crazy visuals and art, I advise you to go watch her music videos. Especially, the ones from this album. Also, if you just like creepy/scary things, those are the videos for you too.
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Release Date: March 29, 2019
Label: Darkroom / Interscope
*All the stuff I’m about to say is totally my opinion btw. Music is completely objective, I’m just sharing my thoughts.
This track is basically just a quick intro. You can hear Billie introduce the album in an unscripted and chill way. I think it does a great job at setting the tone for the tracks to come.
This is one of the more up-tempo songs on this album. I absolutely love the beat. Plus, I can’t help but join in when she says “duh.” Make sure to listen to this song in its entirety because the song totally switches beats for the last 40 seconds or so and it’s really cool.
One of her softer songs, at least voice wise. The bass pops in here and there to add some excitement. The title references an anxiety treatment prescription drug, Xanax.
you should see me in a crown
This track starts out seeming slow but then it picks up. It’s got kind of a bassy beat that’s different from her other tracks. Makes this track more distinctive. Title of this track refers to a scene from the TV series Sherlock in where Jim Moriarty says those exact words.
all the good girls go to hell
Kind of a mid tempo track. I think this is one of her catchier tracks, mainly with the chorus.
wish you were gay
I view this song as an unrequited love song. Unrequited meaning that the feelings only go one way, aka not mutual. It’s a soft and sad song. If you listen to the lyrics you can also pick out a cool countdown.
when the party’s over
I think this song really shows off Billie’s beautiful voice. Her voice is so smooth, I love it. The piano is also a nice touch.
It sounds like a kid is singing at the beginning of this track. Makes it seem so innocent. Plus there’s a ukulele, which is great.
my strange addiction
Oh my god, this is probably my favourite track.
Mainly for the sole purpose of there being actual snippets from the TV show The Office (US) in it. The Office is one of my favourite television shows of all time, so when I first heard this track I freaked out.
This song also has a good beat and mid tempo, which make it all the more fun to listen to.
bury a friend
This track is probably one of the more well-known, at least so far, out of the bunch. It’s got quite a creepy vibe to it, especially with its use of sound effects. For a while, it was trending because people kept posting their reactions to it.
This song is another up-tempo. There’s a cool like vibration effect with part of the lyrics that sounds different. The title actually references a puzzle game by the same name, where you have to reunite two characters “Ilo” and “Milo.”
listen before i go
This is a very sad track, especially if you pay attention to the lyrics.
i love you
This song is really pretty. Just the way Billie sings, and the instruments they use.
This is a shorter track. Basically used as a closer for the album. I think it ties everything together really nicely. You can even hear references to other songs on the album, which is cool.
My Final Thoughts
I love this album! It makes me want to go and listen to her other music. I also started following her on socials, to make sure I’m in the loop for any and all future music.
Do You Wanna Hop On The Train?
I highly recommend checking out Billie Eilish’s music.
If you do, be sure to use headphones. That way you’ll get the best experience, because some tracks have background noise that may be too quiet to hear should you listen to them out loud.
If you’re interested in getting your hands on a copy, you can check out her CDs and/or vinyl on Amazon.
Would love to hear your thoughts as well below!
The CD Queen