Billie Eilish is having the best year of her life. Not only did she perform at Coachella to a massive crowd but her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go landed at the top of Billboard 200.
Not bad for someone who isn’t even 18 yet, right? But the alt-pop wonder has so much more to achieve. She knew exactly what to do with her current level of popularity — and it sure got the world buzzing.
A Provocative Young Artist
It’s not hard to notice Billie Eilish. Unlike other typical Billboard artists, Eilish exudes an edgy yet fitting vibe. Some hate how she looks with her baggy and vibrant clothes that seem all too chaotic.
But is it so wrong to want to embrace one’s identity? Eilish is comfortable in her skin and she will not be someone else just to appease others. If she wants to do something, she will.
You could even say that it’s her admirable attitude that got her to where she is now. Eilish shot to fame with not only well-produced music her brother produced but also because of her artistic prowess.
Her voice is immaculate — no one can dent that. Even when her music videos feature spiders and black tears, Eilish’s voice is soothing yet cold. No wonder she’s compared to Lorde at times.
Visual Outrage With A Message
Billie Eilish recently overthrew Lil Nas X from the top of the Billboard charts. The young rapper’s viral sensation Old Town Road finally ended its record-setting run. It was time for Bad Guy to take over.
Yet as Eilish fans enjoyed the long-awaited reign of Bad Guy on Billboard, they didn’t expect their idol to unleash a wild new music video. It was for her song All the Good Girls Go to Hell.
So what was so special about this video? For one, it proved that Eilish has a distinct style that others can copy but can’t ever fully replicate.
But most importantly, the video for All the Good Girls Go to Hell was filled with so much symbolism. It complemented the lyrics and the message Eilish wanted to tell the entire world.
A Call for Unity to Fight Climate Change
The music video depicted Eilish as some sort of human bird. Others think she looks like a demon, but the message is clear. As she fell, she looked like a bird that had sunk into toxic oil sludge.
In the video, she walked with pain in her eyes and movements. The surrounding area was dark — except for the fires. There were trees but none had leaves remaining.
This was Eilish’s art protesting how humans aren’t doing enough to save the planet. It’s her way of saying that political inaction is harming every living thing in the world.
With lyrics like “and once the waters start to rise”, “man is such a fool”, and “hills in burn in California”, the song and the video were meant to disturb and inform at the same time.
Eilish didn’t stop there. The video description includes a note from the pop star. She’s urging everyone to join the Global Climate Strike, which hopes to convince the UN world leaders to act on climate change.