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Song of the Day: ‘COPYCAT’ by Billie Eilish

Photo: Courtesy of the artist


Teenage emotions: Listen to ‘COPYCAT’, a new song by Billie Eilish.

Name: Billie Eilish
Representing: Los Angeles, California
Genre: Pop, Hip-Hop
For fans of: Lorde, Lana Del Rey
Single from: dont smile at me
Produced by: N/A
Song of the Day: July 14, 2017
Label(s): Interscope

Billie Eilish
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

At fifteen years old, most people aren’t as ‘in touch’ with their emotions as Billie Eilish. Some adult humans have trouble expressing themselves; leaving others around them to guess what’s in their heads. Look: If you are reading this, and you are doing that, you are not in the clear. Work that out. Be an adult. Seek professional help.

But back to the clear-cut individual that is Eilish. She is. I’m unsure if she writes all of her music with her older brother Finneas, but if she does, they are a great team. Her voice gets the message across. The budding recording artist’s debut EP will be out next month. The title is ‘dont smile at me’. Based on an interview she did with Billboard, Eilish doesn’t like to smile partially because of what she calls “an ugly little tooth.” Apparently, it was a joke, but I know what it is to be insecure about body parts and teeth. Especially, at that age.

Billie Eilish continued in an email to Tatiana Cirisano, saying, “I like to be in control of how I look…” For me, that’s the real issue. It is considered a courtesy to smile back at someone if they smile at you, and if she is insecure about her teeth, then, smiling back isn’t effortless. Deep, she is. Her parents are two actors and musicians. She started singing at the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. She was eight-years-old.

It is no mistake that Billboard announced the singer’s forthcoming debut tour. Over a year ago, I wrote about ‘Six Feet Under’. Then, I said she reminded me of Lorde and Lana Del Rey. She still does, and it’s good to know that my ears still work. Billboard said the same thing.

Find the Autumn/Fall dates for Billie Eilish’s tour below. Then, stream ‘COPYCAT’ underneath.

Oct. 4 – Santa Ana, California @ Constellation Room
Oct. 5 – Los Angeles, California @ The Echo
Oct. 7 – San Francisco, California @ Rickshaw Stop
Oct. 9 – Portland, Oregon @ Holocene
Oct. 10 – Seattle, Washington @ The Crocodile, Back Bar
Oct. 12 – Chicago, Illinois @ Schubas Tavern
Oct. 14 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Drake
Oct. 16 – Brooklyn, New York @ Baby’s All Right
Oct. 19 – Cambridge, Massachusetts @ Sonia
Oct. 20 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ World Café Live, Upstairs
Oct. 21 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is the North American Press Agent and US Business Manager for Oxlade; Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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