TIDAL Rising Artist of the Week: Billie Eilish
Meet this week’s TIDAL Rising Artist of the Week, Los Angeles-bred singer-songwriter Billie Eilish.
Eilish is just a kid. Yet, at 16 years old, she is traipsing the world from Australia, Asia and Europe back to the States on her first, almost entirely sold out solo tour and enjoying the success of her 2017 debut EP, don’t smile at me.
Eilish’s rise to fame, as abrupt as it may have seemed, was a long time coming. Starting as an 8-year-old singing in the Los Angeles Children’s Choir, she followed in the footsteps of her creatively-inclined family — her mother, Maggie, is an actress, screenwriter and musician, and her brother, Finneas, is a singer, songwriter and musician. In the latter, Eilish found her perfect collaborator and the song that ended up sparking her career, “Ocean Eyes.”
When she was 14 years old, Eilish released the track, which was written by Finneas, as her debut single on Soundcloud. Eilish, also a dedicated dancer, took “Ocean Eyes” to her teacher, hoping to get him to choreograph a dance to it, but little did she know it would eventually become a massive internet sensation.
Over the next two years, Eilish kept the momentum going, releasing a number of “Ocean Eyes” remixes, signing with Interscope Records, collaborating with artists like Vince Staples and Marian Hill and, of course, delivering her debut EP, don’t smile at me. And now, in the midst of her world tour, Eilish shows no signs of slowing down.
Unapologetic, outspoken, wildly talented and undeniably captivating in both voice and style, Eilish exudes the kind of confidence and star power that can’t be replicated or artificially curated. This week, we’ll roll out more content from Eilish, from her WE ALL DIE EVENTUALLY ILL DO WHAT I WANT TIL THEN playlist to the TIDAL Read Q&A where she elaborates on what this past year has been like, life on the road and what’s to come.
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