In this segment we explore artists that are making waves. This week the spotlight is on Billie Eilish, a global superstar and the first millennial to hit number one on the billboard charts. The Los Angeles native recently released her much anticipated debut album “When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?”. 

Bad Guy

Billie shunned her “assigned” writing partners early on in a quote from Rolling Stone [July 31 2019] she says: “I hated it so much,”…“It was always these 50-year-old men who’d written these ‘big hit songs!’ and then they’re horrible at it. I’m like, ‘You did this a hundred years ago. Ugh. Instead Eilish co writes with her brother Finneas O’Connell. Preferring to work in their own surroundings rather than “big fancy studios” Billie and Finneas wrote 11 of the 13 tracks on the Album with Finneas writing the other two and producing them all.  

Let’s take a look at the track Bad guy. This track pulses throughout with an effortless coolness that other artists dream to capture. The lazy breathy vocal brings back memories of Massive Attack’s Heligoland (if you haven’t, check it out). Full of Heartbeat kicks and haunted leads, Eilish takes us on a melancholic pop taunt. The lyrics “I’m that bad type, Make your mama sad type, Make your girlfriend mad tight, Might seduce your dad type leave you uneasy as well as empowered. This theme continues throughout the album as Eilish explores the dark and mysterious and Finneas unleashes ominous beats. 

Billie Eilish – “When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?” Out now.

Debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?”, out now: