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Billie Eilish Is Working On Her Second Album

Billie Eilish Is Working On Her Second Album

Billie Eilish is working on a new album, her brother and collaborator Finneas O'Connell has confirmed.

The 18-year-old enjoyed a pretty meteoric rise to fame, with fans and critics bowled over by her distinctive sound and no-nonsense approach to the music industry and fame.

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Not one to rest on her laurels, the teenager is already hard at work on her second record.

O'Connell - Eilish's brother, producer and co-songwriter - revealed the exciting news in an interview.

Speaking to Vulture, he said: "We've started working on the new album, and I think the best thing we can do is stay out of our own way.

"The first album was pretty pure in its intention. We didn't set out to write a darling album. Our only target was to make an album that we liked, to play live.

"I think that's all we're gonna do for the second. All the other things are side effects. You can't aim for those."

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Billie Eilish is already working on her second album. Credit: PA
Billie Eilish is already working on her second album. Credit: PA

This comes just a few days after the talented singer removed her top in a short film, which took a stand against those who are intent on body-shaming women.

Eilish, who sings the theme song for the upcoming Bond movie No Time to Die, said she had had enough of being judged. And in a video, which she debuted at a concert in Miami (Monday 9 March), she let her critics have it.

In the video, she can be seen slowly unzipping her top while her voice-over says: "I feel your stares, your disapproval."

She then proceeds to remove her top as the voice-over outlines the impossibility of pleasing everyone as a young female artist, the crowd screaming all the while.

She says: "If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I'm a slut."

The full text of her monologue reads as follows:

"You have opinions
about my opinions,
about my music,
about my clothes,
about my body.
Some people hate what I wear,
some people praise it,
some people use it to shame others,
some people use it to shame me,
but I feel you watching,
always,
and nothing I do goes unseen.
So while I feel your stares,
your disapproval,
or your sigh of relief,
if I lived by them,
I'd never be able to move.
Would you like me to be smaller?
Weaker?
Softer?
Taller?
Would you like me to be quiet?
Do my shoulders provoke you?
Does my chest?
Am I my stomach?
My hips?
The body I was born with,
is it not what you wanted?"

It continued:

"If I wear what is comfortable,
I am not a woman.
If I shed the layers,
I'm a slut.
Though you've never seen my body,
you still judge it,
and judge me for it.
Why?
We make assumptions about people,
based on their size.
We decide who they are,
we decide what they're worth.
If I wear more,
If I wear less,
who decides what that makes me?
What that means?
If my value is based only on your,
perception?
Or is your opinion of me,
not my responsibility?"

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Billie Eilish, Music, Interesting, US Entertainment

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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