Even though Billie Eilish calls herself a "Bad Person," she doesn't know why people assume she's a sad guy.
The 20-year-old singer-songwriter discusses the beginning of her career, how it felt for the majority of the audience to perceive her music as dismal and disturbing, and why she disagrees with those accusations in an upcoming appearance on Audible's new Origins series.
According to quotes from the upcoming episode featured in a press release, the performer, whose first project Don't Smile at Me was released in 2017 and produced the hit single "Ocean Eyes," said, "It was so weird to me when I was first coming up and, and the thing everyone said was, like, 'Billie Eilish's music is so depressing and it's so sad and it's too dark.'"
Eilish proceeded, describing her feelings at the time as follows: ""What are you talking about?" I said. Have you listened to Lana Del Rey, "Yesterday," "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," and The Beatles? What the hell, like?"
"I was so shocked that anyone would perceive anything I produced as gloomy. It's real, I mean," the "Happier Than Ever" song remarked "musician.
With stories from Eilish, Doja Cat, King Princess, Mickey Guyton, Colombian artist Camilo, reggae singer Koffee, and rapper Tobe Nwigwe, the first eight episodes of Origins will be simultaneously released on November 17 on Audible.
Eilish discussed how her appearance on the cover of British Vogue last year with a fresh blonde hairstyle and a form-fitting glam costume represented a change from how the public saw her in a June interview with NME.
Eilish told the source that she was having a hard time accepting the reality that the world only knew her as a person who made gloomy, synth-heavy songs and wore baggy clothes and dark hair around the time the Vogue cover was published in May 2021.
This tormented her since people only saw her in one dimension before, and she didn't like it. "Before that, I was one kind of person, wore a certain type of clothing, and made a certain type of music," she said. I felt very constrained by the perceptions that others had of me, so I abruptly changed my character to f— with everyone.
Eilish stated that she wanted to establish "range, seem appealing, and feel both feminine and masculine." The Grammy and Oscar winner stated she is content with her appearance despite having subsequently abandoned the new style for her most recent Happier Than Ever, The World Tour.
She added, "I wanted to show that to myself as well." "Now that I'm being all of those things at once, I finally feel at ease with who I really am."