Billie Eilish – WHEN I WAS OLDER
Billie Eilish is one of the most exciting young pop artists on the planet. Ever since I heard the fantastically morbid Bellache in 2017 I’ve been captivated by her records, and she rarely disappoints. Her 2018 releases were pretty much all excellent in different ways; be it the menacing you should see me in a crown or the heartbreaking when the party’s over, which was always going to feature in my top 50 of 2018.
Now she’s back with WHEN I WAS OLDER, a song inspired by Alfonso Cuaron’s 2018 film Roma. And with it, she unsurprisingly retains her kite-mark standard for excellence.
With its eery distorted vocals and minimalistic electronic production, it has a haunting tone that is really hard to shake off.
Eilish is due to play the main stage at the Leeds and Reading festivals later this year and if her output remains at this quality, it’s not difficult to envision her being one of – if not the – biggest pop stars in the world very soon.