Fierce! Billie Eilish Serves A Look For ‘The New York Times’
Things are looking very good for Billie Eilish right now. The 17-year-old dropped her debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? Friday (March 29), and it is on the fast track to debuting at the top of the Billboard 200. At the time of publication, it remains the top album on US iTunes. Meanwhile, all 13 songs on the tracklist are charting in Spotify’s US Top 50. Not only that, but the LP’s new single, the stomping “bad guy,” tops the chart with an excess of 2.2 million US streams in the last 24 hours. The accompanying video is doing just as well with nearly 21 million views on YouTube in four days. And the “you should should see me in a crown” hitmaker is celebrating her strong debut with a new photoshoot for The New York Times.
Posing for Magdalena Wosinska, the blue-haired phenom serves some very fierce looks. In the accompanying interview she opened up about her feelings ahead of the album’s release. “I can’t even tell you how anxious I’ve been to get this album out,” she admitted. Meanwhile, Billie also shared some insight into her decision to maintain creative control of her career. “I could easily just be like, you know what, you’re going to pick out my clothes, someone else will come up with my video treatments, someone else will direct them and I won’t have anything to do with them,” she said. “Someone else write my music, someone else produce it, and I won’t say anything about it. Someone else run my Instagram.” However, she explained that was not for her.
“Everything could be easier if I wanted it to,” she said. “But I’m not that kind of person and I’m not that kind of artist. And I’d rather die than be that kind of artist.” Keep an eye peeled for our review of WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, which will arrive soon. In the meantime, scroll through a gallery of photos from the shoot up top and check out the rest of the interview here.