When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

"Billie Eilish"

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

Written by @cbenson from Cyclolore / 7 mins read

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.

The Helpings of Still Being A Teenager

One of the cool things about Billie Eilish is that she reminds me of significant elements that can come with being a teenager one of them for me being the potency of my terror experiences via entertainment like movies, and video games. For instance, I loved the Resident Evil video games and there were also Exorcism movies like “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” - just all kinds of mediums to satisfy that crave of danger and elevating to a pseudo experience of heightened escapism. These were some things that contributed to nightmares that would come and some recurring, and this is literally what the music video looks like for “Bury A Friend” which is ironically one of my favorites. Billie Eilish truly brought dynamics to When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? by making it dreamy and terrifying as it kept me on the edge of my seat. An unusual thing to actually catch yourself saying about your experience of a 17-year olders’ album, surprising enough. It’s definitely quite refreshingly interesting I must say to see how something not so serious can make a living for a kid and their family, as Billie’s little brother Finneas O’Connell, helped her produce and write on When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? It's completely registered through your perception of the album as you listen to its playful lyrics such as “I thought that I’d be dead by now” and “I wanna end me” repetitiously on “Bury A Friend” as she is seen in psych ward mode in the music video. Meanwhile those lyrics are something when watching her concerts, are noticeably some of the crowd's favorite to perform along with.

The Disaster Everyone Loves to Love

My mind tries to figure out why this younger generation loves this girl so much and one reason that the album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? gives me is that misery this girl emanates in such an impressionable, fun way that it’s almost commanding. Billie Eilish gives mes strong vibes of needing a daily psychiatrist with her depressive aesthetic of lyricism throughout the LP. Your fated for internal destruction if you’re not good at separating yourself from the invoking of your favorite music because you repeat it addictively due to the fact that you love it so much it as its dooming and painful productions are so well polished and designed in cohesion which is the case with the dark cinematics of When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? People are generally depressed and there are statistics that show that not all people may necessarily even know that they are at the time of it. “Don’t you know I’m no good for you? I’ve learned to lose you, can’t afford to. Tore my shirt to stop you bleeding, but nothing ever stops you leaving,” is just a small inclusion of the dark lyrics that a ballad on the album recite. The statistical depressive expressions that I had when I was 17 are the nature of the emotions that Billie Eilish reveals in the darkness of the lyrics in this album and can lend somewhat of a relatable experience to listeners. “When The Party’s Over”, despite its dark lyrics, was featured on Fox’s television show “The Unbefriended” in an episode during their second season which shows that the song was commercially successful - dropping as the second Single for When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.

A Refinement of the Pop Music Industry

A lot of thing that come to play for you to be changing up the game in the Entertainment industry like social domination, chart domination, world tours, the backing of juggernaut entity and these are primary factors in everything involving Billie Eilish’s success. This 17-year-old pop star as of now has 1.9 million publishing’s under the hashtag #billieeilish on Instagram. She’s the representation of a teen leader that just sort of shapes things up as she goes along with her unique authenticity. This is something that I noticed about Billie Eilish when diving deeper into what she’s gotten herself into with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. “You should see me in a crown, I’m gonna run this nothing town, watch me make’em bow, one by, one by one,” from the versatile and low whisperer growling song “You Should See Me in A Crown” really gave me a sharp perspective as to what she is geared toward. A type of royalty that is well reckoned in the music business and in the video, I was very impressed. The crown placed atop of her head is decked out in webbed creepy crawlers that give you chills and truly push the boundaries of what artist are encouraged to do in their music videos. “You Should See Me In A Crown” is for sure another track from When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? that truly shifted the boundaries a bit of what I’ve considered to be cool in this proved to be ‘creepy’ business.