Billie Eilish has been identified by mainstream media as the “future of pop”. Her video “bury a friend” is a disturbing mix of mind control trauma and demonic possession. Here’s a look at the dark world of Billie Eilish.
'Billie Eilish is a 17-year-old singer who is quickly becoming an industry darling. After signing with Interscope Records in 2016, her debut single Ocean Eyes became a viral hit and her debut EP has now clocked over 1.5 billion streams worldwide. Since then, Apple Music named Eilish an Up Next singer (a big deal in the industry), Forbes identified Billie as “the artist to watch in 2019”, and NME claimed that she’s the “most talked about teen on the planet”. Adding to the buzz, Billie was featured on both official soundtracks of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. She also appeared in countless magazines and she’s already modeling for all kinds of fashion projects.
In short, the promotional machine is well in place for the release of her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. However, some fans have noticed that, as Billie entered deeper in the music industry, her entire persona became darker. While her “bored, dead-eyed, depressed teenager” persona made her popular amongst young people, her recent videos steered towards all-out depictions of abuse and trauma-based mind control. Her latest single bury a friend is yet another step in that direction as it embodies all of the sick obsessions of the industry elite. Before we look at the video, here’s a recap of Billie Eilish’s career.
Born in the Biz
Not unlike other artists who entered the industry at a young age, Billie Eilish’s family is well established in show business. Her parents – actors, musicians, and screenwriters Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell – both appeared in several movies and TV series. Her older brother Finneas O’Connell had roles in the series Glee and Modern Family. He also writes many of Billie’s songs.
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