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Billie Eilish reflects on family and fame on Everything I Wanted

Billie Eilish reflects on family and fame on Everything I Wanted

Kelly Doherty

Billie Eilish has returned with her new single ‘Everything I Wanted’ just months after her gargantuan debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? took the pop world by storm.

Inarguably one of 2019’s biggest breakthrough stars, Eilish has had a deeply impressive year wowing Electric Picnic with one of the best sets of the weekend, landing a number one album in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK as well as taking the crown as the first and, so far, only artist born in the 2000s to have a number-one single in the US – not bad year’s work for a 17 year old.

Billie Eilish - everything i wanted (Audio)

‘Everything I Wanted’ is a sombre reflection upon fame and family. Whispering “I had a dream/I got everything I wanted” over a watery piano melody, Eilish reckons with the importance of her relationship with brother and co-performer Finneas O’Connell. “This song is one my brother and I wrote about each other.” Eilish says. “No matter what happens, we always have been and will be there to make it better.”

The track plays to Eilish’s strengths. Simplistic arrangments build an intimate atmosphere for her rawly, personal lyricism – an enduring trademark of her music hitherto. Eilish has got another success on her hands with ‘Everything I Wanted’ and it doesn’t seem like the hype train will be slowing down any time soon.


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