BILLIE EILISH. Singer Billie Eilish has released a new song, dubbed “my future” and uploaded with her music video.
[Mis à jour le 31 juillet 2020 à 12h10] Fortunately, Billie Eilish fans can count on her to make 2020 a little sweeter. The singer has just unveiled, this Friday, July 31, 2020, a brand new single called my future and uploaded with its animated clip. The video, posted on YouTube, already has millions of views.
It must be said that his audience has been waiting for this return for a long time. Aside from the soundtrack of the upcoming James Bond, No Time to Die, unveiled last February, Billie Eilish had not released anything since her first successful album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, released in March 2019. If the return of Billie Eilish is no longer in doubt, the release date of a second album remains a mystery. According to several American media, it should land in the bins by the end of the year.
The Billie Eilish phenomenon
At just 18 years old, Billie Eilish has established herself as the essential artist of the moment. Nominated in six categories at the 2020 Grammy Awards, the young woman, interpreter of “bad guy”, won five trophies, winning over heavyweights in the music industry like Ariana Grande or Lana del Rey. Billie Eilish, who was the youngest artist to be named in the four main categories of the American High Mass of Music, became, tonight, the youngest sacred artist in those same categories: album of the year, song of the year, record of the year and revelation of the year.
A plebiscite for this young singer, who has just been chosen to interpret the credits of the next James Bond film, “Mourir can wait”, expected in French cinemas on April 8. Billie Eilish thus became the youngest artist to have been designated in the history of the original soundtracks of the saga. “It’s crazy to be part (of this film)”, enthused the young singer in a statement, adding that it is for her a “great honor”. And to add: “Writing the main song of a Bond, we have always dreamed of it. It’s the coolest movie franchise in history. I’m still in shock.”
Another success for the artist, who in 2019 became the most listened to woman on the Spotify platform with … more than 50 million listeners. His hit single, “Bad guy,” took second place among the most listened to songs of the year and the album from which it was taken, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”, Is the most streamed disc on the platform with some … 6 billion plays. It was in 2016 that Billie Eilish made a name for herself, releasing “Ocean Eyes”, a title written with her brother, also an artist, Finneas O’Connell in her bedroom. Her tortured teenage style, in the throes of spleen, her dark music videos and her lyrics tackling themes such as depression or loneliness made her become, in just a few months, an essential singer all over the world. Without filter, far from the stereotypes of superstars and super-sexualized teenage girls, Billie Eilish marks by her outspokenness, her commitment (especially for the planet) and her unconventional style. And his success is impressive.
Only three years ago, Billie Eilish set off, unknowingly, to conquer the world with her first title, Ocean Eyes, born in his bedroom in 2015 and released the following year. 32 million views on YouTube later, she unveils a second clip, Bellyache. The success is even greater: 317 million views. From then on, the world took hold of this phenomenon, the success of which was dazzling. Born December 18, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, aka Billie Eilish, comes from a family of Irish actors and musicians. His parents are actors, screenwriters and musician, his brother, Finneas O’Connel, born in 1997 is known to have, among other things, played in the series “Glee” and to be the singer of the group The Slightlys. It is also to him that we owe part of the Billie Eilish album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go ?.
Such a success could hardly have been without a tour. After leaving When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go ?, Billie Eilish had announced her world tour, which quickly sold out in the United States. After having performed in almost all American countries, the young artist was to come and sing on the Old Continent: in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the United Kingdom and France. Billie Eilish was to be in Paris on Saturday July 18 for the Lollapalooza Paris festival, the only chance for her French audience to be able to applaud her live. But the coronavirus pandemic will have decided otherwise.
“Bad guy” is the third single released by Billie Eilish before the release of her debut album “When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go”. It is directly at the top of sales on iTunes and plays on Spotify. In 2019, this title is also the second most listened to track on this streaming listening platform, exceeding, at the end of the year, one billion streams. As hailed by the press as by the public, the song “bad guy”, which is written in lowercase, evokes a detestable man, a lover, to whom she compares herself. Upon release, the track reached # 1 on the charts in Australia, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway and Russia. It is also this song that Billie Eilish decided to share with her idol, Justin Bieber, in a cover. On the night of Sunday January 26 to Monday January 27, “bad guy” was crowned best song and best recording of the year at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
L’album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go ? had the effect of an earthquake on the music planet. Ranked first in the top 200 of the famous American magazine Billboard, it sold some 312,000 copies (including 170,000 in physical version) just the week of its release, April 29, 2019. A first successful opus for Billie Eilish , who had already created the event with the first three singles of the disc, Bury a Friend, Wish You Were Gay and bad guy. In all, the album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go ? has 14 tracks written and composed by Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connel, evoking several themes of society, in particular depression, mental fragility, loneliness, but also hope. A Grammy Award-winning record for best album of the year.