Billie Eilish quickly becomes rising artist


In her music video, “bury a friend” Billie Eilish is representing the monster she faces within herself. “When we made ‘bury a friend,’ the whole album clicked in my head,” said. “I immediately knew what it was going to be about, what the visuals were going to be, and everything in terms of how I wanted it to be perceived. It inspired what the album is about. ‘bury a friend’ is literally from the perspective of the monster under my bed.” Image from Billie Eilish’s video courtesy of Moxie.

Brooklyn Anderson, News Editor

Billie Eilish has become a rising artist since her first single “Ocean Eyes” has came out in 2017. Later in the years, Eilish released an extended play album called “Don’t Smile At Me”  that has nine songs and “Ocean Eyes” being one of them.

In 2018, Eilish came out with “When The Party’s Over” single which was the debut single for her new album that recently came out. This album contains 14 songs and “Bury a Friend” is the single that really made her album present to the people.

The first time I heard the “Bury a Friend” single, it gave me chills down my spine in a really good way. I have always loved Billie Eilish and when I found out she came out with a new single, I hopped right to the song and listened to it a lot of times. It is the type of song that is spooky and gives the vibe of being dark and different. When the music video came out, I already knew that I was going to love it because of the past music videos I have seen by Billie. I watched it the first time in the dark and really enjoyed it because it, again, gives that dark and creepy vibe. I was loving the whole entire video as well as the song.

According to Eilish, the song “Bury a friend” is the perspective of the monster under the bed. The beginning starts with the chorus that draws the attention to the monster asking questions to the human being sleeping, wondering why the human is not scared of them. The last question in the chorus “When we all fall asleep, where do we go?” could imply a lot of meanings. The meaning that Eilish was trying to get across is that there could be an afterlife when we “fall asleep,” also known as when we die. When I say that this song is dark, it gets pretty dark.

The first verse talks about how the monster is wanting to get answers from the human. In the last part of the verse “I wanna end me,” Billie is talking about how a lot of artists are sad and getting to that point of just wanting to end it all because of the sadness. The rest of the song continues on talking about death and the monster seems to change to keeping a secrecy so the monster doesn’t seem like it’s scary.

The music video allows people to understand the lyrics more because of how Eilish portrayed the monster under the bed. It really showed off the lyrics and the meaning behind this song. One specific part of the video shows Eilish’s bareback and all of these needles start stabbing her back after the “I wanna end me” line which is a deep meaning to depression and suicidal thoughts.

The moment this song came out, I jumped so fast to play the song because personally I love Billie Eilish and her music. Eilish always has a meaning behind her lyrics and they are mostly depressing and sad which is her style. Eilish is a rising artist who shows her emotions through the way she sings and the videos that she creates.