Billie Eilish – “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” Album Review

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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

Click here to check it out!

*All the stuff I’m about to say is totally my opinion btw. Music is completely objective, I’m just sharing my thoughts.

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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.

bad guy

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.

xanny

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.

8

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.

ilomilo

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.

goodbye

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

12 thoughts on “Billie Eilish – “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” Album Review”

  1. I’m pretty out of touch with the new music scene, so forgive me when I say I haven’t heard of her. Haven’t listened to music in awhile as I’ve been listening to audio books more. That said, I’m looking her up on YouTube right now. I’m curious now. Though the spider in the mouth thing makes me a little hesitant to watch videos though. Excellent rundown of the album. Thanks for sharing your opinions on it.

    1. That’s alright if you haven’t heard of her. She’s still building her following. That’s cool you’re looking her up. Haha, ya her videos aren’t for everyone. Billie loves horror, and so she tends to draw from that with her visuals and music videos. Thank you for sharing your time.

  2. Thanks for writing this review on album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go by Billie Eilish. I must commend you for a job well done for writing this review. This is my first time of hearing about her album but from her song I have listened to in the past, I know this album is going to be amazing. I like the fact that you share some of the tracks in this album, shows me what to expect when I purchase it.

    1. Thank you! Oh yes. I kept hearing her singles pop up here and there too. Those are what made me check out the rest of the album. Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed my review.

  3. Hey Calista,

    I’ve really enjoyed reading this article as you’ve provided us with some good information. Is she a famous singer or still getting to that point? The reason why I’m asking is because I haven’t heard of her anywhere like on any Social Media. Anyway, I’ll check out her music and listen to the voice this young woman has got.

    Thanks a lot for taking your precious time in writing this blog. Keep up the good work Calista!

    1. Happy to hear you enjoyed my article! She is still getting there, but she’s definitely already made an impact. This album is currently topping the charts on iTunes right now, and her song “bad guy” had a whopping 7 million streams on it’s release day. That’s cool you’re going to check her out. Thank you for sharing your input!

  4. Hi Calista,
    What an interesting article I accidentally came across about Billie Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” Album.
    I heard about Billie from my friend and now your article explains all well. I think I will like her music too. I should purchase the album soon.
    Thanks again for the article.
    Best wishes.

  5. Very interesting take. I have never heard of this artist. Asked my daughter she hasn’t either. Then I realized that she’s Canadian. The name of the album, “When we all fall asleep, where do we go?” Has some depth to it. I assume she’s not talking about falling asleep literally. Does she give her opinion in the song or does she leave it up to the listener? It seems that your focus is more on the music than the lyrics. I’m curious to know your thoughts on the lyrics also. The pictures seem to show a more morbid side. Just my opinion. As I’m older, I think my approach would be different from the younger generation.

    I think you gave an in-depth review and I appreciate that. I don’t think this is my cup of tea though. However, I think it’s a well done detailed article.

    1. The title does have some depth yes. I haven’t read anything yet about her explaining the album title specifically, she has shared inspirations for some of the tracks though.

      That’s true, I did focus more on the music and the way the songs sound. I just think lyrics can be interpreted in so many different ways and so I didn’t want to possibly ruin other peoples’ thoughts. I think with future reviews though, I will probably balance it out more with music and lyrics.

      Ya, Billie loves horror. If you happen to listen to any of the songs or watch any of the videos that go along with this album, it truly shows. Thank you. That’s alright, she isn’t for everybody, but I’m glad you liked my article.

  6. Interesting review. I will have to check out her music. I really like how you’ve taken time to describe each of the songs on the album. When I pick up a new album, it takes me awhile to get into them because I don’t know anything about the songs and meaning yet. Your reviews jump us over that hurdle – thanks!

    1. Oh thank you! Actually I can relate to that too. Usually it takes me a few listens to get into something new. I’m glad you liked my review, and thank you for your comment!

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