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Billie Eilish | Fresh FOCUS Artist Of The Month

Despite only being 16, Billie is making major waves with her unique indie-pop sound

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We’re totally obsessed with our Fresh Focus artist of the month, Billie Eilish, and her trappy, dream-like sound…

Here’s everything you need to know about her:

1. It’s impossible to limit her unique style to a single genre

Billie’s genre-bending music has been described as indie/electro-pop and often incorporates unhurried, minimalist beats and lush synth sounds. Her originality and raw talent has also seen her become the youngest artist to ever be selected for BBC’s Sound Of 2018 long-list. In addition to this, renowned DJ Zane Lowe has also hotly-tipped Billie, describing her as “absolutely incredible”, as well as “an amazing new talent” – we couldn’t agree any more!

2. She crafts most of her music with her brother

Despite singing all of her life, Billie broke into the music industry after lending her vocals to her brother, Finneas O’Connell’s, band; he now works with Billie as her producer and co-writer. Speaking about the perks of collaborating with his sister, Finneas told us: “She’s completely uninterested in boxing herself into one genre or style. If she doesn’t like something I’m doing production-wise or a lyric I’ve written, she’s like ‘I don’t get that I don’t like that.’’’

3. She’s still a teenager, but she’s mature beyond her years

Billie Eilish may only be 16 years old, but she’s already pretty formidable in the music world. The LA-born pop star has already released her debut EP ‘Don’t Smile At Me’, and is currently on the road with her ‘Where’s My Mind?’ world tour.

Her songs are filled with attitude, often featuring poetic but dark lyrics; this is evident in her hit tune ‘Bellyache’, which was written from the perspective of a serial killer. Billie’s creativity also extends to her music videos, which often showcase her contemporary dance skills: “Like music, dance has always been my passion; a way to express how I feel.” Billie once revealed in an interview.

Get to know Billie a bit more, catch the full interview on 4Music throughout the month of March!

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