Billie Eilish is a Different Kind of Pop Star (ft. FINNEAS)

On a trajectory to be one of the biggest pop stars for this generation, seventeen year old Billie Eilish is not, however, your typical pop star. Her music speaks to the real anxieties of young people without any veneer. She sings from the perspective of monsters and villains. Her hushed voice, baggy style, and direct demeanor subvert the norms of the pop princess. And her music is dark, but still catchy. Billie co-writes and produces her sound with her older brother Finneas O’Connell. Together this family duo have crafted the second biggest selling album of 2019, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” On this episode, we examine how Billie and Finneas crafted a cultural phenomenon, why their message speaks to this generation, and we speak with Finneas about the creation of their hit song “Bad Guy.”

Songs Discussed:

  • Billie Eilish – Ocean Eyes
  • Billie Eilish – Bored
  • Billie Eilish – You Should See Me In A Crown
  • Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
  • Billie Eilish – Bury A Friend
  • Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People
  • The Doors – People Are Strange
  • Nine Inch Nails – Closer
  • Billie Eilish – ilomilo
  • Billie Eilish – All Good Girls Go To Hell
  • Billie Eilish – Xanny
  • Frank Sinatra – Dream A Dream
  • Billie Eilish – I love you
  • John Carpenter – Halloween Theme
  • Billie Eilish – Bellyache

Watch Billie Eilish and Finneas break down “Bury A Friend” on The New York Times