Billie Eilish has exploded in popularity this year and with all the success of her debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ it’s clear to see that the young artist is eyeing world domination.
On her debut record, a song entitled ‘Bad Guy’ has captured the hearts of music fans across the world. It really is an amazing track that strides gloriously in it’s own new style.
Lyrically the song celebrates destructive behaviour and it’s undeniably captivating. The tune that plays out after each chorus is so fascinating and the entire song is brilliantly executed. It’s hard to believe that Eilish has so many great moments on her first record but, it’s ‘Bad Guy’, the first track on the album that really steals the show and gives the world a view into the genius of this new artist.
‘Bad Guy’ is packed full of hip hop influences, and it’s this, coupled with the edginess of the vocals and darkness of the instrumentation that gives this track such a unique feel. It isn’t cheesy and repetitive like most pop music these days. Though, I wouldn’t actually refer to this tune as a pop song. It’s something else, something that’s so hard to pin down with a specific genre. That’s just what makes this song so exciting; the song is proof that musicians are still thinking uniquely and having a brilliant time while doing so.
The last section of the song is very similar to a track we reviewed here on the site recently. ‘Roddy’ by DJO alters it’s style completely for it’s finale and so does Billie Eilish here on this song. Perhaps Joe Keery and Billie Eilish are pulling from similar influences and that’s why they’re both creating some of the most intriguing musical projects out there right now.
‘Bad Guy’ is definitely one of the best songs this year, but, is it your favourite? Let us know in the comments below this post and stay tuned to Mortal Vibrations for more updates and opinions on your favourite music.
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All words by Jared Musson