My daughter (16) tried out her new phone today and made it work via my car system. She put some Billie Eilish songs on. I know she’s the latest sensation that’s sweeping the nation, but the songs were slower, more bass-heavy and introspective than I thought they would be – and a lot more interesting because she’s not afraid of a tune. I definitely heard Beatle and Pink Floyd influences. Apparently she was home schooled in a musical family which is nearly as terrifying as a stage school kid. And yet – on the strength of hearing about 6 short songs I think she’s someone who will be around long term.
I know – she’s probably a household name but bear in mind that I have three teenage kids now and what they listen to sounds like samey shite most of the time (which is how things should be). These songs were good though, I think she sounds like she’s just getting started.