She cast her bored, listless eyes upward instead of batting them at the camera. Eilish just seems sharper, meaner, more self-sufficient—a young star from Los Angeles, in the grand tradition, but one that could only have come along while its hills are burning. A snappy pulse launches Eilish into a litany of taunts against her partner. Absolutely nobody knows. I've always had really bad night terrors and sleep paralysis, and all my dreams are lucid, so I can control them—I know that I'm dreaming when I'm dreaming.
Sometimes the thing from my dream happens the next day and it's so weird. And it's not like how rappers lie in their music because they think it sounds dope. It's more like making a character out of yourself. I wrote the song '8' from the perspective of somebody who I hurt.
When people hear that song, they're like, 'Oh, poor baby Billie, she's so hurt. And they say they don't give a fuck because of me , which is a feeling I can't even describe. But it's not like they don't give a fuck about people or love or taking care of yourself. It's that you don't have to fit into anything, because we all die, eventually.
No one's going to remember you one day—it could be hundreds of years or it could be one year, it doesn't matter—but anything you do, and anything anyone does to you, won't matter one day.
Its songs explore themes such as modern youth, drug addiction, heartbreak, suicide, and mental health , with lyrical sensibilities of humor and horror. Eilish said the album was inspired in part by lucid dreaming and night terrors , which are reflected on the cover photo.
The album was marketed with the release of seven singles, four of which were multi-platinum -certified in the US — " You Should See Me in a Crown ", " When the Party's Over ", " Bury a Friend " whose lyric is the source of the album's title , and the worldwide hit " Bad Guy ".
World Tour. An immediate commercial success, the album topped record charts in many countries during its first week of release. By June , it had sold more than 1. Eilish intended the album to contain material "that's so fun to be in the moment at a show to" as well as "shit that's crazy and also depressing.
The pair explained that they chose this recording location rather than a professional studio due to the bedroom's intimate and homely nature as well as the manner in which the bedroom affects vocals, while criticizing an external studio's lack of natural light and high cost of use.
In an interview with Billboard , Kinelski disclosed that O'Connell would send him "really nice stems " for separate instruments during the process. On March 20, , Eilish confirmed that she was working on an album and estimated that it would be released towards the end of the year. Eilish's vocal style on When We All Fall Asleep has frequently been described as soft and whispered by music critics.
The album is built around O'Connell's production which frequently incorporates amplified bass , minimalist percussion, and additional foley and acoustic sounds. Because Eilish draws on a variety of genres, Yasmin Cowan of Clash opined that "to confine [her] to any specific brand of music would be doing her craft a disservice,"  although other reviewers have characterized When We All Fall Asleep as a pop,  electropop ,  avant-pop ,  and art pop album. Lyrically, the album deals with the hopes and fears of contemporary youth,  exploring drug addiction ,  heartbreak ,  climate change ,  mental health  and suicide.
The singer explained to Rolling Stone that she and her brother "like writing from other people's perspectives," elaborating that half of the songs on the album "are fictional and half are things [she] was going through, and no one will ever know which is which.
The album's opening track, "!!!!!!! While recording the song, Eilish and her brother created a sound inspired by a girl blowing cigarette smoke in the former's face alongside a drum kit and a jazz-inspired loop in order to replicate the feeling of being "in secondhand smoke". The eighth track, titled "8", is a ukulele -based lullaby which manipulates Eilish's vocals to make her sound like a small child.
In order to include the samples, Eilish needed the approval of Steve Carell , B. Novak , John Krasinski and Mindy Kaling , the members of the episode's cast featured in the audio, which they all personally granted. In an interview with Vulture , O'Connell stated that his sister "liked the readability of that" before adding that "they are [related]" since they are "different sentiments about a farewell".
The three songs are placed at the end of the album so as to avoid an abrupt ending to the album. O'Connell has described the song as being about how "it sucks to be in love sometimes," while its chorus has drawn comparisons to Leonard Cohen 's " Hallelujah ", which have pleased the songwriter. After working with the singer on pictures for her. The shoot took place on Eilish's birthday in December at a studio in Los Angeles and lasted 12 hours.
In order for it to "feel real," Cappello added no additional lighting to the end photo so as to give the impression that "a door was opening and that was the light coming into the bedroom. Eilish wore contacts to fill in her eyes completely with white. She further wished to use a minimum of additional special effects and touch-ups on the end product to retain a sense of "realness and transparency.
She also announced the release of a new single for following day at 9AM PT ,  which was revealed to be "Bury a Friend", alongside a music video and the album's track listing;  the song became a hit for Eilish.
Her performance was well received by critics. The album also recorded , SEA units, which translates into million on-demand audio streams for the album's songs in its first week, thus representing the third-biggest streaming week of all-time for an album by a woman. It later became the first by a youngest female to spend more than a week on the top of the chart in 20 years since Britney Spears with her album Baby One More Time.
In Canada, the album debuted atop the national album chart with 46, total consumption units. In doing so, Eilish broke Ed Sheeran 's record with the most songs with simultaneous placement in this area of the chart. Eilish embarked on two-month tour of Europe, beginning on February 11, , at Kesselhaus in Berlin, where she performed "Bury a Friend" and "When I Was Older" for the first time in concert.
Eilish also appeared at the Groovin' the Moo festival, which took place throughout the end of April and beginning of May. Her slot received widespread critical acclaim, with reviewers citing her engagement with the audience and versatile performance as reasons for their praise. Reviewing in March for The Daily Telegraph , Neil McCormick praised the album's lyrical content and wide range of musical influences, writing that "it sounds modern and old fashioned at the same time.
While crediting O'Connell's production for elevating the "seamless storytelling", Womack said the album presents "a place that exists entirely within the miniature aural world" and is "like no place you've ever been before. Because Eilish hadn't invented it yet.
A number of critics applauded Eilish's ability to discuss the sentiments of her generation. Q writer Dorian Lynskey characterized the release as a "surprising, haunting album" that "will speak powerfully both to her peers and to anyone who remembers how youth can sometimes feel like an overwhelming weight. Yeung of AllMusic named the singer "an avatar for an audience that deals with similar mental health struggles and growing pains", and suggested that the album pointed to "a bright future that could truly go in any direction, as messy and hopeful as youth can get.
A few reviewers expressed reservations. Jason Lipshutz from Billboard deemed the album "often thrilling" despite, even due to, the "flaws According to Metacritic, it was the third most frequently ranked album in the top 10 of year-end lists. Several critics and publications ranked it number one,  including veteran music critic Robert Christgau ,  who also named it the fourth-best album of the s and said of Eilish, "No teenager I can recall has ever made such an impressive album, though I guess Elvis 's Sun Sessions gets an asterisk, and who knows what will become of her?
With her feat, Eilish became the second recording artist and first woman to win the ceremony's four major categories — Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist — for the same year. All tracks are produced by F. Credits adapted from the album's liner notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Billie Eilish.
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