At 16 years of age I was watching Sister Sister and swooning over my first boyfriend but not Billie Eilish. She’s a teenager cultivating music that brims with lyrical complexities, depth, visual anomalies and a knack for penned open explication. Her written ambiguity allows listeners to adopt whatever interpretation they choose. Her latest release “when the party’s over” is no exception.
Eilish states, “A bit ago, I was given this beautiful piece of art from a fan that was a drawing of me with black eyes leaking. I thought it was visually really dope and I wanted to physically create it.”
The evocative and haunting visual opens with a cocaine-whited-out, chained dripping Eilish and a glass of dark liquid that she consumes as if its a glass of a water. This intrepid juxtaposition of the white almost angel like scenery and the devouring black makes for quite the aesthetic symmetry. Her atramentous tears amidst her unraveling performance makes this visual award worthy. How will you interpret this record? Will you feel pain, longing, separation, bewilderment or maybe joy, the choice is yours.
Check out “when the party’s over” below which has already garnered over a million views since its release a mere six hours ago. With Eilish’s debut album in the works and her astronomical numbers, it’s no doubt that it will be a smash!
Don’t you know I’m no good for you
I’ve learned to lose you, can’t afford to
Tore my shirt to stop you bleedin’
But nothin’ ever stops you leavin’