It’s clear why Billie Eilish has received the acclamations that she has; her sound is completely original. The music she’s created is something that’s never been heard before and displays emotion from an angle that’s never been dug up by any other artist in the past.
Her music is human emotion shown through distraught humanity. You don’t get the same perspective from any other artist. It’s not summer pop- but it can be. It’s not electro- but it can be. Billie Eilish doesn’t create one kind of music- her music is every genre, every feeling. You see struggle, you see tears, you see love and depth of being. It’s incredible. Eilish is one of a kind- she could never be replaced or recreated. She is a trailblazer in many ways and, quite possibly, will never be ‘out-blazed’ in her music or performance style.
She really has created her own genre. She’s unique and so is her music; never heard before, and nothing like it will ever be heard again. That’s why she’s so special, and that’s why she’s received the head-turning awe from her audience; she’s taken them ‘hostage’ by a sound and feeling they’ve never experienced. Her voice, coupled with the effects she uses, really gives you the chills. It knocks you off balance and grabs your attention. She’s just her, and she’s not afraid of that. That’s how you catch any moderner’s heart.
It’s not only her incredible sound and ability to capture emotion that draws her young audience to follow. Eilish also spends an immense amount of time with her “People, [her] family” (Eilish, 2018), as she describes her fans, always being present and fully there in the moment with them. The heartwarming videos that have been posted on Instagram as well as on YouTube, show the true heart she has for all of her listeners. She says she just wants to get down in the crowd and mosh with them or just sit down and have a conversation with them. In one interview she stated that she wishes there wasn’t any fame or power difference between them, “I try as hard as I can to not be anything more than they are… I don’t want to be on a different level”, she stated (Eilish, 2018).
Billie treats her fans like her friends; loves to just talk with them about everything and let them know each of them matters. And beyond that, she knows how to capture in her songs the feelings they can’t explain, which she says is the most beautiful aspect of her music; that it’s theirs when they feel it as their own (Eilish, 2018). In 50 years or so, people will look back on this time and realize, “That was the Billie Eilish Era. That was when music changed. Pop would never be the same”. That’s most definitely the reason Billie Eilish is famous- she’s a game changer, a trailblazer of modern music and personality.
If you want a cute video of Billie spending time with her fans: