Billie Eilish is opening.
The Happier Than Ever singer, 19, clarified in an interview with Stormzy for i-D Magazine.
Here’s what he had to say…
On career goals: “I want to be an album artist, not a singles artist. I don’t think there are a lot of album artists, but I love albums that sound like a complete work. An album is the opportunity for a musician to make the largest scale of artwork they can – not just a bunch of songs in a playlist. An album is a beautiful thing. And lyrics are an important part of that. They do feel under appreciated sometimes, or that people don’t try as hard. When a song has good lyrics, I really appreciate it.”
On opinions of her online: “It’s tough and I’m still figuring it out. I like the internet. I like memes and s–t like that. But no matter what I do, I can’t avoid myself. I’m everywhere. I feel sorry for all the people who hate me because they can’t avoid me either. But I don’t want to read about Billie Eilish doing this or that from someone who doesn’t know s–t about me. Like, please. I want to make music. I get annoyed about it. But it’s funny. Why do people need to have an opinion about everything I do or say or wear or look like and f–king feel. I just want to make music. I’m just a random girl who likes to sing. It’s not that deep. Just listen to the music and shut the f–k up about my life.”
On sharing details of her life: ” I feel conflicted about it. I don’t always want to tell the world intimate details about my life, I don’t really want people to know everything about me, but at the same time I want people to be able to feel seen and heard if they’ve experienced the same things I have. I want to be helpful. I want people to realize that it’s OK, that everyone goes through this. You can speak for people who don’t have a voice. But also, it’s conflicting, because sometimes you also don’t want to talk about it. It’s a tough responsibility because it’s also not my responsibility. I don’t owe anyone anything.”
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