After releasing her EP don’t smile at me, March 29, 2019; Billie Eilish released multiple singles separate from this project.
My first impression to her music was that it was a breath of fresh air for the pop genre, the broodiness of the lyrical content doesn’t get in the way of the fun of listening to it while Billie’s performance, personality, and execution shine through.
The advertising of the album was rather intrusive much like drake’s 2018 release Scorpion, and the social media presence she has had the past year has stirred the topic that she could be an industry plant.
The mix of the album is extremely spacious. The gaps between rhythmic beats are slow and drawn out, and with the sub-bass in certain parts can stick out, I personally like the utilization of bass in the songs.
The first track “Bad Guy” opens up with a groovy bass line, spacious drum kicks that accompany it. This track surprised me as it sets the tone of the album but has its own distinct sound. The perspective told from Billie is quite hilarious, and the light hardheartedness of it all is enjoyable.
The presumption that Billies’ youthfulness effects the lyrical depth comparing to her EP last year because they come off a bit “edgy” would be a wrong one. On the tail end of the album, listen before I go, Billie depicts someone waiting on a rooftop waiting to commit suicide thinking of her loved ones.
Overall, I enjoyed listening to quite a bit of this album, the lyrics were clever and funny, vocal effects utilized have surpassed what was done before. I just think there is still left more to be desired and that Billie is still a young work in progress artist, but I see plenty of potential.