This 17-year-old American singer/songwriter has rocketed into popularity among preteens in the last year. In April, her fans packed the enormous Outdoor Theatre at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and many showed they knew nearly every word of her songs as they sang along with her. Billie Eilish’s rise to stardom began after she uploaded her home-recorded song “Ocean Eyes” to SoundCloud at age 13, and the song went viral nearly overnight.
Our Take on Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish’s lyrics and videos are dark, and her music is within the realms of goth, EDM, and dark pop. In “I Don’t Wanna Be You Anymore,” she calls herself an explicit name. In “Bad Guy,” she sings about a male love interest and alludes to her desire for a seemingly abusive relationship. Other song titles include “All the Good Girls Go to Hell,” “Bury a Friend,” and “Wish You Were Gay.” We don’t recommend Billie Eilish’s music for preteens, but the fact is, she’s serving as a role model for young girls. So be intentional about having conversations with your girls about the mistruths she’s singing.
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