By: Anna Burggraff
Who is Billie Eilish? Billie Eilish is a 19 year old singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. She began her music career at the young age of 14 when she released Ocean Eyes, which quickly went viral and gained her a huge fanbase. People loved the unique sound of her voice and how new her style was. With this rare and beautiful sound, she began to release more music, which eventually led to her winning 5 Grammy Awards.
Eilish has been known for rocking baggy clothes and fun hair colors, creating her own trademark look. Eilish also has created serious music discussing death, depression, and other serious topics. Some found this quite dark, but others, such as myself, found it quite beautiful. She was writing from the heart about issues many don’t even want to think about.
After witnessing the many recent changes in Eilish’s life, it is not a huge surprise she is changing up her music style as well. Coupled with her recent public appearances in more form fitting clothing and new hair, the announcement of a new album which has a brighter and softer sound has upset many.
Many fans have stated that they fell in love with the “old” Billie Eilish, saying that it is difficult to listen to her new music when it is so different from what she has previously created.
Personally, I’m proud of Billie. None of us have seen her genuinely happy and confident like this before, and artists change and grow as people too. If one decides she wants to create something new, it is completely up to her. I’m eager to hear all of the new songs and am excited to see what this new chapter in Eilish’s music will bring.
Eilish’s new album Happier Than Ever will drop on July 30th.