Billie Eilish Tests The Water For A Rock Album, Rock Musicians React
One of the most successful artists of the past decade, Billie Eilish, has dominated the music industry since her debut single ‘Ocean Eyes,’ released in 2015. In only six years, the young musician managed to become a prominent figure in the music industry thanks to her debut EP, ‘Don’t Smile at Me‘ and her debut studio album, ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.’ She has been praised by numerous musicians from every music genre, including rock, especially after the recent release of her second studio album, ‘Happier Than Ever.‘
Although Billie Eilish has been known for her unique sound that is defined as the new version of pop music with her distinctive whispery vocals, she has changed her music style, especially after the release of her second record. Eilish has altered her appearance and style with the new album, and fans see a noticeable shift in her sound towards rock music. Let’s see if fans are right and what rock stars think about Billie Eilish.
Billie Eilish Released ‘Happier Than Ever’ And Fans Want A Rock Album
Following the release of the record ‘Happier Than Ever‘ on July 30, 2021, it achieved great success as it debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200 and topped the charts in 16 other countries. Five singles were released to promote the album, including chart hits, ‘My Future,’ ‘Therefore I Am,’ ‘Your Power,’ ‘Lost Cause,’ and ‘NDA,’ and all charted in the top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Even though the album is primarily regarded as downtempo pop, when the track ‘Happier Than Ever’ and its music video came out on July 30 on Billie’s official YouTube channel, many fans were surprised to hear its dominant rock elements. Despite starting off pretty calm with its capturing lyrics and simple acoustic guitar, the song turns into a powerful rock song, and many music critics have also characterized its genre as rock.
There’s no doubt that the emotional song became a fan favorite after its release due to its flood of emotion, which matches that glorious guitar breakdown. Now that the fans see what Billie Eilish is capable of when it comes to rock music, a fan commented under the music video stating how they need a rock album coming from her. The comment received more than 30k likes, and fans already think the next album might have more rock songs like this.
The most liked comment follows:
“Billie Eilish, I’m begging you for a rock album.”
Billie Eilish recently performed the track live at the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The performance was an energy blast as the musician headbanged with her brilliant brother Finneas during the song’s second half. The performance proved that Eilish is a rock star in the making and doesn’t even need approval from others. However, we’ll look at an A-list rock star’s opinion on the young musician to see what they think of rock star Billie Eilish.
Hayley Williams Called Billie Eilish A ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Queen’
After releasing the ‘Happier Than Ever’ album, Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams, who had previously praised Billie Eilish, shared a post on her official Twitter page although she was taking a break from social media. Williams broke her silence on her Twitter page just to appreciate Billie’s new track and the album carrying the same name.
In her tweet, Williams stated that the second half of the song, ‘Happier Than Ever’ made her very happy since it’s an ultimate rock track with the highest energy possible. In addition to this, the Paramore frontwoman referred to Billie Eilish as a ‘little rock ‘n’ roll queen,’ and fans couldn’t agree more.
Williams’ tweet reads:
“I stole my account back from management for a sec to say the last half of ‘Happier Than Ever’ made me smile so big. Billie Eilish a lil’ rock n roll queen.”
Furthermore, the singer revealed that her favorite track from the album is ‘OverHeated’ and congratulated Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas. Although Hayley Williams constantly shares her opinions on Billie, she isn’t the only rocker to praise her music as Dave Grohl previously said she reminded him of Nirvana which is a bold claim coming from a former Nirvana member. KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons had also stated that they are listening to Billie’s music.
Apparently, many rock stars are already feeling close to Billie Eilish and her music. Fortunately, the feeling is mutual since Billie stated that she grew up listening to rock artists, including Linkin Park, Green Day, and Avril Lavigne. Her years as a rock music listener paid off as Eilish is now turning into one, according to many fans and musicians, and her audience couldn’t be happier with the drastic change in her music.
You can listen to ‘Happier Than Ever’ and the live performance below.