The Buzz Around Billie Eilish Will Only Get Louder: Watch “Bellyache”
Billie Eilish was the common denominator in all good Artists To Watch In 2017 round-ups. The 15-year-old made a huge impression last year with gloomy debut single, “Ocean Eyes,” and was widely tipped as The Next Big Thing by the arrival of “Six Feet Under.” She lives up to that promise on “Bellyache,” her first original release since signing with Interscope. It’s a sinister synth-anthem that positively seethes fury and frustration. Those emotions come through in the video.
Directed by Miles & AJ, the visual finds Billie tugging a wagon full of cash along a desert highway. She looks suitably pissed off, but there’s dark humor at play here in the juxtaposition of bright colors and pitch-black emotions. I particularly like the little dance break. (She previously showed off her knack for choreography in “Ocean Eyes”). Watch the teen in action above. Her debut EP is expected to arrive shortly.