Billie Eilish’s rise to stardom has been rapid and intense. Just a couple of years ago, the media didn’t know of Billie Eilish and what she did compared to now where she has millions of followers and fans worldwide. Eilish’s fame ultimately rose due to the release of her popular debut titled “Ocean Eyes” in late 2015 which was originally written by her brother, Finneas O’Connell. From there on, she has continued to make a name for herself with other popular songs, such as, “bury a friend”, “bad guy”, “you should see me in a crown” and many more.
“I like her music a lot, I just think it’s like something you don’t usually hear a lot,” junior Peyton Morgan said.
Eilish’s youth has served as an inspiration to other young teenagers to pursue their aspirations and continues to do so. She’s also opened up about her own problems that she’s had to deal with, including anxiety, body dysmorphia and Tourette’s syndrome. Through her music, she’s been able to express herself and encourage others to do the same. Her brother, also credited with writing a lot of her songs, has played a major role in her success.
“With the music that she makes, I feel like everyone can relate to it and cry sometimes,” freshman Audrey Aranda said.
As seen in Eilish’s music videos and by listening closely to the lyrics, Eilish touches on many topics which includes loss, love, mental health and self-image. Billie Eilish’s song “hostage”, for example, demonstrates a person with an overpowering love towards their lover that becomes unhealthy and dangerous.
According to student teacher Bridgett Jasinski, Billie Eilish’s music differs greatly from other artists. Her music has a deep, bold, meaning in it and sounds poetic in a way.
“She puts a lot of her feelings out there and she’s a little more honest in her music and themes,” Jasinski said.
Many people have also commented on how she’s able to change her voice in her songs. According to Aranda, in her music she can easily go from a deep voice to a high-pitched voice. She’s also different than other artists in the sense that she started out her career so early. She can be a motivation for other kids that they can start working towards their goals no matter what age they are.
“She stands out to people because of how young she is and her style of music is unique and not something you usually hear from other artists,” Jasiniski said.
Eilish’s music is not the only thing that makes her unique. Eilish is often seen wearing baggy clothes to cover up her body. According to Seventeen.com, Eilish revealed that she does this because she doesn’t want people to comment about her body and judge it.
“She’s different than many artists because of her song topics and how she dresses in a unique way and her voice is very different” Morgan said.
With Eilish’s growing popularity for her music and person, she’s broken many records and set the bar high. Just recently, she swept up five Grammys and won four major categories in the 2020 Grammys, permanently changing the music industry.
“She’s an inspiration to other people because she shows her true feelings through her songs so other people can relate,” Aranda said.