The world has never been confronted by such a young and prolific artist who brings such attention to mental health and the state of todays youth. Billie Eilish is an 18 year old musical superstar who writes knockout albums one after another and has developed a massive following in the United States. Her special brand of ‘sad’ music has given the world two of the most relatable pop albums to be released in the past century.
A child of musicians, Billie Eilish embraced writing her own music at the age of 11, which was also when she was diagnosed with Syndrome of Gilles de la Tourette. This disease is often associated with people having uncontrollable outbursts and although Eilish struggles with this to a degree, she has contributed to breaking the stigma of this mental illness. Her newest album, When We Fall All Asleep, Where Do We Go? was released with trepidation, not because she was unsure of the publics reception, but because she didn’t want the public to ruin something that she had loved so much. The authenticity that oozes from her contagious beats is obvious and her following will continue, influencing generations of music to come.