Top Five relatable Billie Eilish songs

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Written By Logan Dubil, Staff Writer

An 18 year old’s attendance at the Grammy’s is by itself impressive, let alone the fact that this 18 year old left the event with not three, not four but five awards. Newly rising popstar Billie Eilish experienced her first Grammy Awards Ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 26. An opportunity that gave her name major exposure, whether it be on social media or news headlines – a highly expected outcome. Winning the titles of Best Album, Song, New Artist, Record and Pop Vocal Album must mean something, right? Her fans remained loyal throughout her initial rise and now her career is sky-rocketing more than ever.

“Though her voice is pure, her lyrical themes are angsty and bleak — serial killers, domination, monsters under the bed,” New York Times writer Joe Coscarelli stated. “She favors wobbly beats, jarring turns and creepy sound effects, which flow seamlessly with her visual aesthetic on social media and in her videos.”

One thing is for sure, her appearance, approach and lyrics all have similar qualities; they are quirky and unique.  Jumping onto stage in baggy, neon clothing emphasizes her desired image, an image that she could care less about.

Younger fans around the world dive into Eilish’s work with open arms and endless imaginations. Her songs grant her audience the freedom to take in a message, that is relatable to each individual. Which songs fall best into this category? Below is a list of Eilish’s top five most relatable songs.

5. “idontwannabeyouanymore” – Everyone has one person that treated them with little to no respect. Eilish uses this song to express her feelings towards her mistreater, which is herself, singing: “I just wish you could feel what you say, show never tell, but I know you too well.” Even someone as successful as Eilish admits that “losing feeling is getting old,” so we should, too. Don’t be afraid to be who you want to be. Letting negative thoughts get in the way will allow regret to form overtime.

4. “Lovely” – Unlike the previous song, “Lovely” focuses on a never-ending relationship. No, not the fairytale type seen on television, but the kind that is forced, creating unhealthy habits. “Thought I found a way out, but you never go away,” Eilish sings, emphasizing her struggle to find an escape route. These types of relationships are common throughout our lives, making the song’s message highly relatable.

3. “Ocean Eyes” – Have you ever found yourself seeking love from a distance? If so, “Ocean Eyes” is a must listen track. The song’s lyrics follow young Eilish, discussing her encounters with the owner of the mentioned ocean eyes. “I’ve never fallen from quite this high, falling into your ocean eyes,” she expresses, giving the audience the opportunity to imagine their secret crush.

2. “Bad Guy” – Ever in the mood to step outside your comfort zone when it comes to music? “Bad Guy” is one option that gives the listener the chance to experience a new sound. What may seem to be a twisted storyline in the end is a piece incorporated with humor. “I’m the bad guy,” followed with a simple “duh” provides the listener with reassurance, making it clear that the song should not be taken seriously. For this reason alone, “Bad Guy” is a popular, relatable song.

1. “When the Party is Over” – Not all relationships are successful. Obviously, most relationships fail, which is the theme of this song. Lyrics like “Don’t you know I’m no good for you” and “I’ll only hurt you if you let me” describe a failing relationship struggling to succeed. Think about your past relationships; there must be at least one that was not meant to be, but you still wanted it to work out.

At the end of the day, Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, her brother and partner in crime, will continue producing real music with meaningful lyrics. The entertainment industry has been known for since the rise of this 18-year-old pop star. Only time will tell what her next album will discuss, but for now, let’s appreciate how relatable her work is.