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Eilish Stuns in Debut

Eilish Stuns DebutAmerican pop singer Billie Eilish, released her debut full-length record When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? on March 29.

Eilish hits a memorable home run with her new record, with singles such as “bury a friend” charting as high as No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The record opens with the 12-second track “!!!!!!!” which simply features Eilish cheekily joking about her retainer, before verbally introducing the album whilst she and her older brother and producer/co-writer Finneas O’Connell burst into laughter.

The first song, “bad guy,” begins with a ferocious bass line that will surely command movement on the dancefloors of clubs everywhere.

Bass seems to be a major staple on this record, with most of the songs being driven by a catchy bass guitar or a bass-boosted drum beat.

Anyone who enjoys listening to music on their daily commute will certainly notice their rearview mirror vibrating along to the bass frequency during the chorus of “xanny.”

Songs such as “8” and closing track “goodbye” take some different instrumental approaches; “8” features Eilish singing softly while strumming a ukulele, while “goodbye” features a cascade of vocal harmony, with Eilish at the helm. “goodbye” would certainly prompt some acapella covers popping up online.

The 17-year-old singer addresses a small variety of issues on When We All Fall Asleep.

Songs such as “xanny” touches on the issue of prescription medication abuse amongst young people.

In the song “wish you were gay” is Eilish’s lament about having romantic feelings for someone of a sexual orientation that conflicts with her own.

The otherwise thrilling album ends on a melancholy note with the emotive acoustic guitar-driven track “i love you,” which fades out on a gentle vocal hook before going into “goodbye.”

It’s clear that Eilish has established her sound with grandiosity in her debut album.

Her sound has been years in the making.

After being homeschooled throughout her early childhood, she joined the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus at age 8. By 11, she was composing original material.

Finneas produced his sister’s first EP don’t smile at me which was released in 2016.

Eilish considers herself a big fan of hip-hop and R&B, and cites Lana Del Rey as her major musical influence, which is imminent on her new album.

Fans can catch Billie in concert on June 18 and 19 in New York City, at Pier 17 and Radio City Music Hall respectively.

PHOTO TAKEN @billieeilish Twitter

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