Every person has that one artist that they find that they feel the most connected to. For most teen girls, that title has been bestowed upon 16-year-old Billie Eilish.
For her second sold out night at the El Rey in Los Angeles on Friday night (March 9), the singer — decked out in all Gucci — took the stage with authority, vulnerability but was definitely 16.
Right now, teens seem to rule all. Not only in music but in film, TV, but most notably — politics. While some baby boomers are still in the habit of blaming millennials for ruining everything, we all know we’re the ones that actually taking action. Teens are a force and they need a leader: enter Billie Eilish.
Eilish plowed through her small but mighty catalogue with tracks like “bellyache” and “&burn.” But while she is a massive presence with her pop bangers, there is a subtleness to her where she performed softer tunes like “ocean eyes.” Eilish was also not afraid to take on politics, tackling Donald Trump calling him a Cheeto — more specifically one that was thrown up and run over multiple times.
While Eilish displayed great strength and confidence, she still stumbled over her words, showing the audience that she was in fact, just 16 and still learning. Which honestly, is the best thing she could do for her young fans: I fuck up but I’m still pushing through.
We’re just at the beginning of Eilish’s career and if this is how it’s starting out, we’re in for the ride of lifetime. All hail the teen.