In … “I was really, really glad though, mainly, that I’m in this place in my life, because if that had happened three years ago, when I was in the midst of my horrible body relationship—or dancing a ton, five years ago, I wasn’t really eating. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Last year, she made a short film in which she very slowly disrobes from a black hoodie to a bra and sinks into thick black liquid. that falls somewhere between a chortle and a squawk—it is a laugh that might belong to a very charming cartoon chicken. As she barrels through her final year of the teen age, the release of The World’s a Little Blurry is about to put on display aspects of her life she’d never planned on sharing, including the intimate details of a romantic relationship that she’d never wanted to talk about publicly. Interscope / YouTube / Via Billie Eilish and Rosalía will release a new collaborative song on Thursday, January 21. She’s wending her way through her family’s home in Highland Park, Los Angeles, where she’s filmed so many clips for Instagram and conducted almost all of her interviews over the last four years. Via Billie Eilish/YouTube Billie is also a dancer. “I would liken it to the way that an Olympic trainer might see a 15-year-old Apolo Ohno and think, This is a really good speed skater for a 15-year-old—imagine how good they’ll be at 20.” He says that the new album, which he calls “a continuation of Billie’s life story,” has grown with her. ), “TONS OF MY FRIENDS TEXTED ME AND THEY WERE LIKE, I’M SO PROUD OF YOU! Billie Eilish collab with Rosalia in ‘Euphoria’ teaser for second special episode featuring traumatized Jules. “She was coaching me through it,” she said, adding that the experience “opened up … a whole new world of thinking.”, Breathing a sigh of relief, she told Lowe that Rosalía was impressed with her uptake, telling Eilish she “sound[s] completely natural.”, Take five: Dave Brubeck's jazzy digs sell for $2.5M, This story has been shared 160,533 times. In April 2019, Billie Eilish became the first artist born in the 2000s to have a number one record on the Billboard charts. You can easily feel like you’re letting people down.”, Part of her connection with her fans, Eilish says, is because she understands them so well, and describes herself as “a fan type person.” Her own musical obsessions are well-cataloged, in particular her early infatuation with Justin Bieber, for which her mother once considered putting her into therapy. Billie Eilish and Rosalia's musical collab is just as highly anticipated as Jules' back story in the second special that will receive an early … “We’re going to die.” (Her beloved matte black Dodge Challenger, a 17th-birthday present from her record label, is, she says, “totally a problem.” She wishes all vehicles were electric, she wishes she didn’t love the “rumbling smelly engine” of muscle cars. She’s more settled. She is of Irish and Scottish descent. “When I was growing up and I was around my group of friends back then,” says Eilish of her own sobriety, “and they would all be drinking and smoking and doing drugs and whatever, I think because of the way that my personality is—I’m a very strong-willed person, and I think at the time I was very alpha—I’m coming to realize that I may have felt a feeling of superiority.”. So they have this honesty with each other and they can be very frank. — Not a subscriber? Last April, Rosalía was waiting for Billie Eilish to send her vocal contributions for their much-teased collaboration. And she isn’t yet 19. When she was only 13, her brother asked her to sing his song, Ocean Eyes, that was initially written for his band. I’m so excited.”. “Even just little moments of variety, like on ‘No Time to Die,’ she has a big belt moment that a couple of years younger Billie might not have had the training or the stamina to do.” On songs like “Ocean Eyes,” spanning two octaves and arranged for a 13-year-old’s fluty vocal cords, Eilish’s voice now often dissolves into a haunting whisper in that highest register; everywhere else is richer, fuller. I’ve had a lot of weird situations—people will kiss me and pick me up, spin me around.”, For meet-and-greets, back when those were still happening, members of her team started briefing the kids in line about how to behave. But then the VR kicked in. To celebrate Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy" music video hitting a billion streams, YouTube used artificial intelligence to create a never-ending music video of fans' covers of the hit song. In a sea of anthems to the glory of getting fucked up, Eilish’s “Xanny,” sung with a jazzy, benzo-laced ennui, is actually about the sadness of being among people who can’t stay sober. “I think it’s human to care, and I just don’t really get why people don’t care,” she says. Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 18, 2001. “The fact that they have footage of it and you can see my emotions…. When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? “In our creative life and minds,” she says of herself and Finneas, “we’re just at an all-time good.” She was 16 when she recorded When We All Fall Asleep, and “parts of it were great and I love that album, but I was,” she says, “not in a great mental place.” Since then, she’s started seeing a therapist. Vanity Fair may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. “I envied them because they get to just take their shirts off, because they’re men, and jump around the stage, and the whole crowd is jumping around and spraying water, and moshing and they’re dirty and they don’t care!” she says. Art is the thing that saves us, that teaches us early lessons in empathy: Others can and do experience the same feelings of lust, of sadness, of shame. During “All the Good Girls Go to Hell,” with its line “hills burn in California,” scenes of climate disaster—Eilish’s soapbox bugbear—spun over the soundstage. And mega-graphics aside, the clapping from the crew between songs lent a sense of intimacy to the proceedings. She’s seen it all. “And, you know, I grew up with no money.” Then she crash-landed into the adult world as a multiplatinum artist selling out arena tours. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. They can tell each other that they suck. She laughs a lot—a midsentence hiccup when she’s making fun of her own earnestness; a throaty chuckle when she’s proud of and/or flabbergasted by her trajectory, like when I ask where she keeps her Grammys and she says, “Right on the shelf, right on the shelf, heh-heh.” But the ultimate Eilish laugh is an open-mouth-grinning, eyebrows-raised ha-haaa! Billie Eilish wears a jacket and accessories by, Styled by Gabriella Karefa-Johnson. The looks on the faces of Eilish’s fans—so many of them young, so many of them girls—as they stare up at her onstage and weep is so universal, so visceral. “She’s just herself, which is very hard to be.”, “She’s direct and unaffected,” her father, Patrick O’Connell, says. to the vile. It’s the most average people’s lives, and I love that.”, Eight months into the pandemic, Finneas and Eilish managed a feat few have attempted: They gave a live concert to thousands of fans. This, too, seems normal. This week, Justin Bieber unveils all of his personal Changes, we have new music from Eilish, Billie Eilish, and Sam Smith has soundtracked our latest lonely hour. Behind the Professional Career of Billie Eilish In the year 2015, she released her first debut song, Ocean Eyes, which made her incredibly famous. I was like, Damn right.”, A week after the election, I checked in. Her parents, Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell, were popular figures in the American entertainment industry. Then, she turned 19. At the Grammys, following her sweep of every other major category, the camera caught her mouthing “Please don’t let it be me,” like a shy overachiever on school awards day, before they called album of the year. 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