Cape Town – In the age of Spotify and Soundcloud is seems that almost everyone you know is trying their hand at making music.
Whether it’s DJing or singing or anything in-between there has been an upswing in new artists and even though it’s a good thing it can seem incredibly overwhelming to keep up.
Which is why we want to take a little time out to put special focus on a buzzworthy name: Billie Eilish.
She’s new to the industry but this singer and songwriter has a sound so fresh that we think it’s worth giving her a special focus.
WHO IS BILLIE EILISH?
According to a 2017 interview with BBC the singer’s full name is: Bille Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell. The 17-year-old was born on 18 December 2001 in Los Angeles, California. Her debut EP was titled Don't Smile at Me and was released in August 2017 when she was just 15. The collection of songs garnered praise and was certified gold and platinum.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE HERE:
The reason we love Billie (and think you might too) is because her sound blends what’s fun about pop with what is edgy about the alternative scene. Her visuals and overall look are more eye-catching art than glitz and glam and has really connected with younger audiences who are looking for something different.
LISTEN TO HER MUSIC HERE:
HIGH PRAISE FROM A ROCK ‘N ROLL VETERAN:
We’re not alone in our love for Billie, Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl praised for Billie Eilish when asked about the singer/songwriters by Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino at Pollstar Live Conference that took place earlier this month. Dave said his daughters, especially 12-year-old Violet are enamoured with Billie, elaborating “My daughters are obsessed with Billie Eilish… The same thing is happening with her that happened with Nirvana in 1991. People say, ‘Is rock dead?’ When I look at someone like Billie Eilish, rock and roll is not close to dead!”
STREAMING AND CHART SUCCESS:
According to Spotify, Billie’s debut EP has since amassed more than 750 million combined streams worldwide. According to Billboard Billie recently topped the Alternative Digital Song Sales chart for the first time, with her new single, Bury a Friend. The song has amassed 29.1 million U.S. streams in the tracking week.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR BURY A FRIEND HERE:
Billie released her debut album on Friday, 29 April 2018.
HERE'S HER LATEST SINGLE AND VIDEO, BAD GUY: