Billie Eilish then and now: an interview that’s spanned 4 years– so far.
We've watched her grow up right before our eyes. Billie Eilish has tried out about as many hair colors as she has styles of music, since she blasted her way onto the pop music scene with her SoundCloud submission "Ocean Eyes" in 2015.
In 2017, someone over at Vanity Fair thought it would be a neat idea to document how someone like Billie could develop, change and grow, from year to year. They set up an interview with the then 15 year old. They asked her a bunch of deep questions. She answered them.
And then each year after that, they've had her back to answer the exact same questions, and to explain what she thought of her answers from the year before.
The result; a look back at the past 4 years, which in and of itself, from a pop-star's perspective, would be interesting enough. Add to that the unusual year we've had with pandemics, elections and natural disasters, and it's a fascinating snapshot of the impact life has on an artist, an individual and even a generation.
Her aspirations and goals, as you would expect, have changed from when she was 15 to now, as an 18 year old. The things she values most, misses most and will never take for granted again have also changed.
She has a dog now, a sense of self (more than she had when she first started the interviews) and a sense of responsibility. She talks about what her hopes are for the future, and she reminisces about how silly some of the things we all took for granted seem in the wake of what's going on in the world today.
As she jokes at the beginning, "I'm doing this * till I'm 90. So get ready for it."
It would be interesting to see what she's like at 90, I'm not going to lie. But even in the 4 short years she's been doing it, to see how life has changed, not only for her but for the world, is pretty incredible.
I'd love to do something like this with my kids, so they could have the opportunity to witness, in their own words, their growth and changes.
Check it out for yourself.