Friday, March 29, 2019

Best new artist: Irish Billie Eilish (video)

All Songs Considered (NPR); Talko; KROQ; A. Wells, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Short list of best albums out March 29.
Los Angeles weirdo Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell (Irish, Scottish, English, Belgian), vegan, sister of Finneas O'Connell, is already a veteran pop artist at the age of 17, with a clear vision for her sound and image, even if that sound is sinister and the image a bit demented. (See her videos). She was raised and homeschooled in Highland Park, L.A. by a family of actors and musicians (Wiki). Her brilliant debut full-length, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is finally out and way more cryptic and complicated than her lead-up singles might have suggested. On this week's New Music Friday host Robin Hilton is joined by Rodney Carmichael, Ann Powers, and Stephen Thompson as they dig into the Eilish record and more on their short list for the best new albums out March 29... More

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