Isn’t that lovely, all alone? Hearts of glass, my mind of stone …It’s the song Lovely by Billie Eilish which crossed a billion streams in March 2020. The singer-songwriter was recognized as the most listened to female artist on Spotify this year, followed by Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande. .
From a teenage indie musician to becoming an iconic pop star around the world, the 18-year-old’s rise has yielded many memorable songs from Eyes of the ocean and When we all fall asleep, where do we go ?, at So I am.
Also hailed as the voice of Generation Z, the artist is also loved for her authentic offscreen character. From her rise to fame, battles of sanity and suicidal thoughts, to the relief of expressing herself through music, she’s talked about it all.
“What makes a song last is the true content of a mind thinking a little more about certain things. A lot of artists don’t really think about it.
“I don’t know how to operate without music. When I don’t, I listen to it. It gives me courage and takes care of my mind.
“Words are more powerful than some noises. Noises won’t last long. Words are so important, and people don’t realize it.”
“There will always be bad things. But you can write it down and make a song out of it.”
“If I’m inspired to do a certain type of song, I’m going to do that kind of song, no matter if that’s who they know me or think I am.
“I feel like I write so people can think of it as their own. If my song is exactly about your life right now, then it is. I don’t even mean it’s the one. mine, because it’s yours. “
Be a woman
“In the public eye, girls and women with strong prospects are hated. If you’re a girl with an opinion, people just hate you. There are still people who are afraid of successful women, and so on. ‘sucks. “
“It’s rare that anyone appreciates the opinions of a teenage girl.”
On mental health
“When people ask me what I would say to someone looking for mental health advice, the only thing I can say is patience. I had patience with myself. I did not take this last step. I waited. Things are fading. “
“I have always done what I wanted and have always been exactly who I am.”