Popular singer Billie Eilish recently promoted her fragrance “Eilish No. 2” which is available on Ulta. She took to her Twitter account and dropped a picture from a photoshoot, wearing a swimsuit.
— billie eilish (@billieeilish) February 23, 2023
Meanwhile, Lana Del Rey and Billie Eilish recently connected for an “in conversation”-style interview with each other. They bonded over their struggles as female artists who rose to popularity in their youth.
The topic was broached around halfway into their chat – published yesterday (February 14) by Interview Magazine – when Eilish mentioned Del Rey’s recent surge in critical acclaim. “You are so romanticized online,” the former singer-songwriter observed, “specifically different eras of you and your music and your visuals.”
Eilish went on to assure that Del Rey was “always the coolest of the cool in my world”, but asked her if “having older versions of yourself romanticized later in life” made her reflect on her early years in the industry, when she was often denigrated for being outspoken in her views and scoffed at for her aesthetic choices.
Del Rey answered in the affirmative, telling Eilish that she’d just recently wondered “if it’s better to be initiated into that club where it’s like, ‘She’s wonderful,’ right away”.
Del Rey explained that after building a respectable following on YouTube, she assumed “there was going to be this very niche lane where I knew that I could thrive”. That wasn’t the case though, and Del Rey was suddenly thrust “right into the middle lane where everyone could see it and could hear the music”.
“As soon as that happened,” she said, “I knew I was in for it, but I didn’t know to what extent. In the beginning, I was following the mantra: ‘It’s all about how you feel, not about what other people think.’
“I had never thought that one day Bruce Springsteen would say something like, “I think she’s one of the most beautiful American songwriters” after Sasha Frere-Jones said, “Change your name, change your face, and try a new career,” and Jon Caramanica was going off about whatever – this was in The New Yorker and New York magazine, and I lived in New York.”