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Billie Eilish is not the new anyone, OK?

By | Published on Thursday 11 April 2019

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish has said that she’d rather not be compared to other artists. Particularly if such comparisons are part of those never-ending attempts to pit female pop stars against one another.

“Everybody’s always trying to make everybody compete”, she complains to the LA Times. “They’re like, ‘Billie’s album might pass Ariana’s…’ But just stop. I don’t care. I don’t want to hear that Billie Eilish is the new Lana Del Rey. Do not disrespect Lana like that! That woman has made her brand so perfect for her whole career and shouldn’t have to hear that”.

“I don’t want to hear that somebody’s the new Billie Eilish in a couple of years”, she adds, hoping that the cycle can be broken. I think she’s going to be disappointed. Also, it does feel like she is actually the artist that lots of other new acts are going to sound like over the next couple of years. Though I bet the one that gets dubbed “the new Billie Eilish” doesn’t.

The culture of celebrity and people’s desire to become well-known with or without talent is also criticised in the interview. “One of my biggest pet peeves is people who just assume they’re going to be famous”, Eilish says. “Because it’s telling me that you think this is something that could just happen – that I’m not here because I worked hard”.

So please remember, Billie Eilish has worked very hard to not be the new Lana Del Rey.



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