Album

WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

2019, 14 tracks, 44 mins 50 sec
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Jun 08, 2019

Billie Eilish brings a dark and brooding twist to pop music

Billie Eilish is an unlikely pop-star. She has become a sensation with her debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? - numerous songs off which have found their way to the global Top 40. However, before this album debuted, Billie already had a strong and loyal fan base, which all began with her breakthrough viral single “Ocean Eyes” which she recorded at the age of 14. After the single’s immense popularity, she released her debut EP Don’t Smile at Me, which included other popular singles like “Bellyache” “Copycat” and “I don’t want to be with you anymore.” She has even collaborated with Khalid on the track “Lovely.” Billie was brought up on the outskirts of LA, and was home schooled. Unlike most fans would assume, she claims to not having much income while growing up. She credits her parents for satisfying all her creative wishes, right from dancing, to piano lessons and horse riding. Inspired by her elder brother- Finneas O’ Connell (with whom she now co-writes her music) she began writing songs at the age of 11. It is not easy to describe what she sounds like, but one can sense an eerie and creepy vibe throughout. It is often put in the category of goth pop by critics. At the young age of 17, she currently holds the mantle of being an idol to a large chunk of 11-19 year old girls who see her voice as a representation of their teen angst. The generations before this had artists like Avril Lavigne and Lana Del Rey, who held the same position for the teen girls at that time. In fact, Billie herself cites Lana Del Rey as one of her major influences. On “Ocean Eyes”, the ballad-y woozy song to which Billie croons in her smoky voice, the influence of Lana Del Rey is clear. And while her sound has been compared with that of Lana Del Rey, Melanie Martinez, and Lorde, she still retains a different dark vibe of her own. On her album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, she has touched genres ranging from trip-hop, electro-pop, dub-step, trap and indie pop. It is not just these various genres through which she glazes which is unique, but the eerie sense of intimacy that one feels while listening to her. Her music sounds extremely personal, which is heightened by the fact that she records her music in her bedroom. She further embodies these ASMR-esque DIY styles on her album’s intro, when she says “I have taken out my Invisalign and this is the album” while she slurps right into your ear. There are frequent unexpected giggles and hums in the middle of the songs which further add to this personalized and intimate feel. Add to this the sinister and bass heavy music and eerie messed up lyrics, supplemented by horrorcore visuals, and you have a unique sound which is far from any formula employed by pop stars. While some of her songs are quirky and absurd, some are more traditional soulful love ballads such as “Listen before I go” “When the party’s over”, and “I love you” where Billie expresses her more sincere self. Billie claims that this album has been informed by her troublesome dreams. She has experienced recurrent night terrors, lucid dreams, as well as sleep paralysis at the time of the recording of the album which thus explains the album title. This ingenuity in her music trickles down to her style as well, which is once again unique. The blue haired artist experiments with androgynous clothing and usually sports baggy clothes. She reveals her reason for donning such baggy clothes in a Calvin Klein ad where she states that such clothing protects her from being objectified and sexualized. Her popularity amongst teens can also be attributed to the fact that most young girls see Billie as a relatable star. In an interview, Billie has herself claimed of being extremely conscious of not causing any pain to her fans because of her behavior and attempts to be as accessible as she possibly could be.

Written by @Soulbyweekly from SoulByweekly
Jun 04, 2019

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Exemplifies Power of Gen Z by Game Changing the Core of the Music Business

Sometimes as a mature adult it’s kind of hard to run into terms with facets of the newer pop generation and can be quite a peculiar and blockbuster event in the process of doing so. I mean especially when your already getting Nickelodeon slime vibes from outside the gate of commercial entry. Well Billie Eilish was one of those artist that truly crept up on me I’ll have to admit which is one of the first things I’ll say that the album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? does. It’s ominously inviting from the title and for me it set one hell of a debut stage for a LP for a 17 year older. The shocking thing on top of the lackluster first impression, and further impressions, from this ascentual star is that she is only 17 as of now. When I was that age I was actually very creative with visuals and technology, which I learned is Billie Eilish’s forte when it comes to her music and her craft. The hands-on involvement inspired me and pieced together everything on When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? As it’s all a sound body of work in theme, music production and tone. A haunting tone for the most part which is one of the elements of this artist that deflects from her actual age and naivete. On contrary Billie Eilish has noticeably acute vocals as well on ballads like “When The Party’s Over” and “Lovely”. The singer Khalid assists beautifully in the song “Lovely” the lyrics “Isn’t it lovely, all alone. Heart made of glass, my mind of stone,” sinks deeply with the heavy emptiness it carries. The two artists meshed so naturally on the subtlety haunting track exposing the amazing versatile chemistry Billie Eilish is able to intertwine.

Written by @cbenson from Cyclolore

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Album Info

"WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?"

Released

  • Mar 29, 2019

Genres

  • Alternative

Label

  • Darkroom
  • Interscope

Producer

  • Finneas
  • Billie Eilish

About

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (stylized in all uppercase) is the upcoming debut studio album by American singer Billie Eilish, set to be released on March 29, 2019. The songs "You Should See Me in a Crown" and "When the Party's Over" were released as the first two singles from the album. The third single, "Bury a Friend", was released with the album pre-order on January 30, 2019. The fourth single, "Wish You Were Gay", was released on March 4, 2019. Most of the album's tracks, except for a few, were written during the Don't Smile at Me era. These songs were supposed to be part of an album that was supposed to be released in the summer of 2017. Instead, an extended play called Don't Smile at Me was released.
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