SZA’s ‘SOS’ could have featured Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and more

One scene of the documentary sees a whiteboard of potential features that lists the likes of Doja Cat, Drake, Finneas, Frank Ocean, Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, Halsey, Harry Styles and Kacey Musgraves.

According to SZA’s whiteboard, collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Olivia Rodrigo, Tyler, The Creator and Rosalía were also considered.

Whiteboard from ‘SOS: Where The Hell Have You Been?’. CREDIT: SZA’s YouTube

Ahead of the release of ‘SOS’, SZA confirmed that the record could have included more features but artists didn’t “show up”. In an interview, SZA said the collabs came about through “DMs and like begging people.”

“Sometimes people turn in their verses and sometimes they don’t. And a lot of people just did not turn in their verses, but I’m grateful for who did,” she explained. SZA went on to say she didn’t take it personally though because “for a lot of these people, I didn’t turn in my verse [either] so I can’t be too mad.”

Speaking to NME about working with SZA, Phoebe Bridgers said: “It all happened so fast. I wasn’t really used to that in the pop world, because vinyl isn’t so much of a consideration until way later, it’s just like, ‘Do you want to be on this record? Okay, it’s out next week’, which I really like. I like that turnaround time.”


“Personally, I sit on stuff for so long, it takes me years to make albums,” Bridgers continued. “I like being involved, I like seeing someone else’s world from that angle. She’s definitely my favourite rapper [and] that record is insane.”

SZA has also announced a 17-date arena tour of North America in support of ‘SOS’. The run of shows kicks off February 21 in Columbus and will conclude March 22 at Los Angeles’ Kia Forum.



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Billie Eilish wants to be on HBO’s ‘Euphoria’

She also revealed within the interview that she has begun working on her third album, once again collaborating with her brother Finneas. “We see each other all the time, and also now, we’re starting to make music again. We just started the process of making an album, which is really exciting,” she said.

“Now we have specific days where we see each other, which is really nice because, you know, you get caught up in life. I’m hanging out with my brother a lot, actually. It’s my buddy!”

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At the weekend, Eilish will be headlining the second edition of Prince William’s Earthshot Prize Awards. Founded in 2020, it will see five individuals receive £1million of funding each to help launch innovations that could help save the planet. Annie Lennox, Ellie Goulding and Chloe x Halle will also be performing.

Earlier today (December 1), Eilish was also confirmed as one of the headliners of Budapest’s Sziget Festival, alongside Florence and the Machine, Imagine Dragons and David Guetta. The six-day festival will be taking place from August 10 to 15, 2023.




Billie Eilish announces ‘Happier Than Ever’ homecoming double header

Writing on her Instagram page, Eilish said: “I’M COMING BACKKKKKKKK!! ‘Happier Than Ever, the hometown encore!!!!!!!’ LA i am so excited to see you one last time for the year!!! playing two extra final shows for you at the forum!!! register for verified fan now to get early ticket access on oct. 25th before tickets go on sale to the public on oct. 26th!!”

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It comes after Apple Music recently streamed a concert from her London residency at The O2 earlier this year.

Eilish’s seven-month ‘Happier Than Ever’ world tour kicked off with a North American leg, including a headline set at this year’s Coachella, in February of this year. She followed it up with dates in the UK, Ireland and Europe, among which were a headline appearance at Glastonbury. Asian dates followed in August, with the tour wrapping up in Perth, Australia last month.

In a four-star review of the Manchester date of the ‘Happier Than Ever’ tour, NME described Eilish as a “bonafide pop star who relishes a tour as grandiose as this”, adding that “with the talent she’s gleeful to showcase, you always feel immensely privileged to be witnessing someone embrace a role that they fully deserve”.

Meanwhile, Damon Albarn recently spoke about the possibility of working with Eilish in the future.




NME announce release details for limited edition Billie Eilish print magazine

The limited-edition magazine will feature the full Big Read cover story published in June, as well as a double-sided poster celebrating both the cover feature, and her very first NME cover from January 2019.

Billie Eilish on the cover of NME

In the feature, she reflects on the pressure to headline Glastonbury, saying that “I feel I owe it to everyone to put on a good show because of that. I’m so honoured to be a part of it. It’s heart-warming to see how much people care about it and think that this is going to be the best weekend of their lives.”

NME said that her “headline set ushers in a new era for the festival” and that “amid political turmoil back home, the star proves her place as a Pyramid Stage headliner; the festival is in good hands for the next half-century.” Read the full review of her Glastonbury headline set here.




Billie Eilish pauses London show over fan safety concerns

“People were fainting and getting pulled out,” she said. “It’s hot, I know – it’s crowded, it’s hot. Are you squished a little bit? If someone looks a little woozy, just tell someone, OK? Don’t try to save feelings.”

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Earlier this year, the singer halted two gigs in the US to check on fans’ welfare. “If you want to sit down, you are allowed,” she told fans at one concert in New York. “Go ahead, sit down, take a breath.”

Eilish will return to The O2 tonight (12) before dates in Glasgow, Birmingham and across Europe. Find any remaining tickets here.

The O2 has gone vegan for the star’s residency, which will also feature a multi-day climate-focused event, dubbed ‘Overheated’. Last week (June 9), it was confirmed that the majority of animal products would be removed from the area during the residency.

In a statement, the venue said: “Within The O2 arena, together with our catering partner, Levy’s, we have committed to go 100 per cent vegan on food throughout the arena for the Billie Eilish residency. This includes a range of vegan food offerings on concessions and the removal of certain items.”


The venue will also use PET fabric standing wristbands for the first time in “an effort to combat single-use plastic”.

The ‘Overheated’ event will bring together climate activists, musicians and designers at venues across The O2 to “discuss the climate crisis and the work they are doing to make a difference”, according to a press release.

In a four-star review of Eilish’s Manchester gig last week (June 8), NME said: “For Manchester, this is a long-awaited return of a star they backed as early as anyone, further proof that this city’s crowds are as devoted and brilliant as anywhere on the planet. But for those heading down to Worthy Farm’s hallowed fields in a couple of weeks – or planning to catch on TV – it appears we’re heading to something mighty special.”




Listen to Billie Eilish perform new song ‘TV’ at Manchester gig

A fan posted a video from the show featuring the melodic, slow building track she performed acoustically with her brother Finneas.


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In the melancholy song, she sings, “all of my friends are missing again” over Finneas slowly strumming guitar, at some points he joins in with his sister, singing in unison.

Last month, Eilish announced details of Overheated, a multi-day climate-focused event that is set to take place at The O2 in London this month.

The six-day event will take place on June 10-12, 16 and 25-26 to coincide with the UK and European leg of the singer’s ‘Happier Than Ever’ world tour. Billie is set to perform in London, Birmingham, and Glasgow later this month (you can find any remaining tickets to the tour here).

Meanwhile, the pop star recently opened up about her “exhausting” experience with Tourettes in an interview. Eilish spoke to David Letterman as part of his My Next Guest Needs No Introduction series on Netflix.


“What’s funny is so many people have it that you would never know,” she said, explaining that she knew several artists who also have Tourette’s Syndrome.

When Letterman asked if talking about the condition made it worse, Eilish replied: “Not at all.”

“I really love answering questions about it, because it’s very very interesting. And I am incredibly confused by it. I don’t get it.”

Billie went on to say she had “small” tics when she was a child. “For me, they’re very exhausting” but went on to say that she  had “made friends with it now”.

Eilish is also set to headline Glastonbury this month at Worthy Farm.




Kelly Clarkson covers Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’, announces ‘Kellyoke’ EP

The EP also hears Clarkson deliver a rendition of the title track from Billie Eilish’s second album, which arrived last summer. You can listen to Clarkson’s rendition below.

“Music is in the DNA of everything I do, so when The Kelly Clarkson Show started we knew it was the perfect way to kick off every episode,” Clarkson said in a statement. “Over 500 songs later, and we’re still not running out of amazing artists to pay tribute to. Picking just six was near-impossible, but these songs have been some of my favourites. Thanks for singing along with me y’all.”

You can see the ‘Kellyoke’ EP tracklist below:

01. ‘Blue Bayou’ (by Linda Ronstadt)
02. ‘Call Out My Name’ (by The Weeknd)
03. ‘Happier Than Ever’ (by Billie Eilish)
04. ‘Queen Of The Night’ (by Whitney Houston)
05. ‘Trampoline’ (by Shaed)
06. ‘Fake Plastic Trees’ (by Radiohead)

Meanwhile, Billie Eilish recently opened up about her diagnosis of Tourette’s Syndrome.


She spoke to David Letterman as part of his My Next Guest Needs No Introduction series on Netflix. Other guests on the new series, which is streaming now, include interviews with Will Smith, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Durant and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

“What’s funny is so many people have it that you would never know,” Eilish told Letterman, explaining that she knew several artists who also have Tourette’s Syndrome.

When Letterman asked if talking about the condition made it worse, Eilish replied: “Not at all. I really love answering questions about it, because it’s very very interesting. And I am incredibly confused by it. I don’t get it.”



Billie Eilish surprises Girl In Red with Norwegian Grammy at Coachella 2022

“I am about to surprise Girl In Red with the Spellemann Album Of The Year award,” explained Eilish in a video that was filmed at weekend two of Coachella. Ulven is then seen entering the tour bus to find Eilish inside.

“What the fuck?!” said a shocked Girl In Red. “What the actual fuck?! That’s a Norwegian Grammy, y’know.” Eilish responded: “I am aware. You have won the Spellemann… Album Of The Year!”

The pair then hugged as Eilish congratulated Ulven on her victory. “This is so weird!” Girl In Red said, adding: “Dude! I did not expect this.”

Eilish told Ulven that the win was “so fucking cool”, saying: “I’m sorry to put you on the spot. You’re amazing, we love you so much. Congratulations.”

Elsewhere in the clip, it was explained that the singer-songwriter had set the record for the most Spellemann nominations – receiving a total of seven nods in various categories, including Song Of The Year for the Finneas-produced single ‘Serotonin’.


Speaking to NME last year, Ulven recalled Eilish’s reaction to track. “Billie said that the lyrics were bonkers, and that’s insane,” she said. “I’m so stoked.”

As for the chances of collaborating with Eilish in future, Ulven told NME: “No! I think that’s a pretty far-out question. I would love that one day, never say never, but right now I don’t know who I am when it comes to working with other musicians in that way.”

Billie Eilish and Girl In Red will both perform at the second weekend of Coachella 2022 today (April 23).

In a four-star review of Eilish’s weekend one headline set, NME wrote: “Billie doesn’t seem interested in following any well-worn path to success, proving that when we see her in a crown, it’s because she’s earned the right to wear one.”

Check back at NME all weekend for more reviews, news, interviews, photos and more from Coachella 2022. 



Billie Eilish, Bon Iver, Arcade Fire and more join Music Declares Emergency US

Initially started in the UK in 2019, MDE is now also operational in France, Germany, Switzerland, Chile and Canada. It’s gathered over 6000 signatures from across the music industry supporting a declaration that calls for an immediate governmental response to do more to combat climate change.

A statement said: “Now, more than ever is the time for the United States to loudly and proactively join the rally to curb and reverse greenhouse gas emissions.

“The climate crisis is the greatest challenge of our time, and the power of music should take its place at the forefront of this important movement to create a safer, fairer, more sustainable world. The climate crisis is about science, not politics. There is #NOMUSICONADEADPLANET.”

Billie Eilish headlines Coachella 2022 (Picture: Jenn Five / NME)

Fay Milton of Savages, who is a co-founder of MDE, said in a statement: “If you’re ever going to get involved in climate action, the time is now.

“In a few years’ time it will be too late. Environmental ‘tipping points’ are very close on the horizon, that’s when the ice melts and no longer reflects the sun’s heat and the earth suddenly starts heating up more quickly, or the permafrost thaws and releases loads of methane into the atmosphere. Once we reach those points, there’s no going back.


“This is why kids are chaining themselves to buildings and sitting in the road in front of cars, desperate to make people pay attention. It’s really hard to think about this stuff and it’s all just really heartbreaking, but while there is still time, I’m not going to stop trying my best to push for the change we need.”

The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde added: “This declaration needs to be the moment where music steps up and really pushes the truth to our audiences and confronts governments so that things happen much more quickly.”

Earlier this week, MDE announced a new partnership with music industry organisations and a number of global artists to celebrate Earth Day 2022.

“From new technologies to smarter finance, bringing the world together in song to revealing new releases from some of the biggest names in music, the week is a celebration of the ability of music to power real change,” organisers said in a statement about the initiative.

The global project will see a number of artists taking on ‘Resolution Song’ and performing it for the camera to call for peace, unity, global harmony and action on climate, celebrating the differences and similarities that bring us all together.

“‘Resolution Song’ is a joyous demonstration of the power of humanity when we come together,” organisers added. Find out more info here.



Billie Eilish postpones a number of US tour dates

“Details on rescheduled dates to be announced, and all tickets will be honoured for the new dates,” the tweet shared on Eilish’s official account added. “Thank you for understanding and please stay safe.”

It was also announced that Eilish has had to reschedule her show in Phoenix on April 3 due to a scheduling conflict, after this year’s Grammys were moved from late January to the date in question.

“Billie’s second show in Phoenix on Sunday, April 3rd has been rescheduled to Monday, April 4th due to the new date for the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards,” her team tweeted. “All tickets will remain valid for the new show date and we hope everyone can make it.”

Happier Than Ever, The World Tour
Please see updates below regarding a few stops on Billie’s upcoming tour.

— billie eilish (@billieeilish) January 25, 2022

Billie’s second show in Phoenix on Sunday, April 3rd has been rescheduled to Monday, April 4th due to the new date for the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards. All tickets will remain valid for the new show date and we hope everyone can make it.

— billie eilish (@billieeilish) January 25, 2022

The pop star will hit the UK and Ireland in June, taking in shows in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin. The dates include four shows at London’s O2 Arena. You can see the full list of dates here.


Earlier this month it was announced that Billie Eilish, Kanye West (officially billed as Ye, his legal name) and Harry Styles are set to headline this year’s Coachella.

This year’s iteration – the first since 2019 – is set to run across two weekends (April 15-17 and April 22-24) at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

Other artists billed high for this year’s event are Flume, Megan Thee Stallion, Disclosure, 21 Savage, Phoebe Bridgers, Doja Cat, Joji, Jamie xx and Run the Jewels.



Billie Eilish stands up for Charlie Puth amid alleged feud with Benny Blanco

Puth then wrote a simple “Thank you” to Eilish in the video’s comments.


#stitch with @itsbennyblanco #drafts

♬ See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth) – Wiz Khalifa

While Blanco’s videos have been persistent, many fans have been questioning whether the beef is actually real or a publicity stunt, since both artists have worked together previously.

Puth responded to the insults in his own video in November, saying: “You know, man, these videos were really funny at first. I don’t exactly know why you’ve been so mean to me these past couple of months, but it does genuinely hurt my feelings. I used to look up to you and I don’t know where all this is coming from.”

In other recent news, Eilish and her brother Finneas took home the Best Original Song Golden Globe for ‘No Time To Die’ from the James Bond film of the same name.


This year’s ceremony, which took place on January 9, was held as a private event following controversy over organiser the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s diversity and practices, with no major stars attending.

Eilish is also reportedly set to headline Coachella 2022. As fans await an official announcement from organisers, sources have told Variety that Eilish and Kanye West will top the bill on the Saturday and Sunday nights respectively.



Nandi Bushell wants to jam with Billie Eilish, become Prime Minister

She, Roman and the iconic Rage Against The Machine guitarist had jammed together a month earlier while the accompanying music video stars Morello along with Jack Black and climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

Bushell has also shared a video of her improvising along to the Fatboy Slim classic ‘Right Here, Right Now’.

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The drum icon has quickly made a name for herself with impressive drum covers of classic rock anthems but as a New Year’s treat, Bushell filmed herself improvising to the 1999 dance hit.

“I watched Nelly Cook,  (daughter of Zoe Ball and Fatboy Slim) DJ’ing on YouTube and was inspired to have a go at improvising over a #dancemusic song,” wrote Bushell. “It was a lot of fun and nice to try something different on my musical quest.”


In recent months, Bushell has covered tracks like ‘Gimme Shelter’ by The Rolling Stones, ‘Numb’ by Linkin Park, ‘Duality’ by Slipknot‘and taken on her “most challenging drum cover” with a full-length take on Tool’s ‘Forty Six & 2’.

Bushell’s also teamed up with Queen’s Roger Taylor, Beatles icon Ringo Starr and the Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders (who she also interviewed), as joined Foo Fighters for a live performance in LA.

Bushell said that playing with the Foo Fighters was “the best night of [her] entire life”, while Dave Grohl said that watching her play the drums was “the true meaning of rock’n’roll”.



Billie Eilish’s ‘Bellyache’ almost had a Doja Cat feature

However Doja isn’t annoyed she missed out on featuring on one of Eilish biggest hits. “I remember seeing that song blow up and thinking, ‘Good for her. That’s awesome,’” she explained. “I don’t think the song was for me, though. It was quite hard to write to.”

‘Bellyache’ was released in 2017 as the second single from Eilish’s debut EP ‘Don’t Smile At Me’.

Elsewhere in the interview Doja Cat said she doesn’t think she needs to work with Dr. Luke in the future.

Lukasz Gottwald has produced several of Doja’s hits, including ‘Juicy’, ‘Say So’, SZA collaboration ‘Kiss Me More’ and ‘Need To Know’. She has also been signed to Gottwald’s RCA Records imprint Kemosabe since 2014, releasing all three of her studio albums – 2018’s ‘Amala’, 2019’s ‘Hot Pink’ and this year’s ‘Planet Her’ – through the label.

Shortly after Doja released her debut EP ‘Purrr!’ thorough Kemosabe in 2014, Gottwald was sued by Kesha, who alleged the producer had sexually assaulted and emotionally abused her while the two were working together. Gottwald denied the allegations, many of which were dismissed in 2016. Kesha dropped her sexual abuse case a few months later.


“I haven’t worked with him in a very long time,” Doja explained during the interview. “There’s shit that he’s credited for, where I’m like, ‘Hmm, I don’t know, I don’t know if you did anything on that,’” she added

“The point is he’s gotten some credit for shit. And, you know, it’s whatever. I don’t think I need to work with him again. I don’t think I need to work with him in the future. I know that…I think it was definitely nice of me to work with him.”

In a follow-up email to Rolling Stone, Doja acknowledged that when asked about Gottwald, she “may have said something that someone could interpret as me saying that he had taken credit on things he didn’t deserve to”.

However, she clarified that she has “no firsthand knowledge of that being the case”, adding that the credits on her music are accurate.



Billie Eilish says that she recently had COVID: “It was bad”

Eilish continued: “I want it to be clear that it is because of the vaccine that I’m fine. I think if I weren’t vaccinated, I would have died, because it was bad.

“When I say it was bad, I more just mean that it felt horrible. But really, in the scheme of COVID, it was not bad. You know what I mean? When you’re sick, you feel fucking horrible.”

Billie Eilish and Finneas perform on ‘SNL’. CREDIT: Youtube

She also spoke about her appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend and admitted she was anxious in the build up to the appearance.

“Saturday was, like, you know, one of the best days of my life, it was so much fun and so amazing and surreal and ridiculous,” the singer said before adding that the build up was “fucking nuts… I cried every single day of the week, no joke at all.”

Eilish was both the musical guest and host of the show which saw her perform two tracks from ‘Happier Than Ever’.


She also took part in a host of sketches. The singer directed a “hip hop nativity”, played a dancing nurse, and starred in a commercial for a chain hotel.

Meanwhile, Eilish is set to headline Glastonbury Festival 2022 – making her the youngest ever solo act to top the bill at the festival.

She will perform on the Friday night and is currently the only headliner announced for the festival.



Billie Eilish says her new look has helped her handle being recognised in public

“It’s not a new style, it’s one thing I wore,” she told Vanity Fair, “and then I’m going to wear this another day.” She added that her new motto is: “Anything goes. Period,” and that her underlying motivations aren’t too far from her old look.

“Literally the thing that I’ve been preaching about since I first started is to wear what you want,” Eilish said. “Dress how you want. Act how you want. Talk how you want. Be how you want. It’s all I’ve ever said.”

She then explained that the changes she’s made this year are more than skin-deep. “I’m starting to have an adulthood which is new for me, and very exciting, and I have had new experiences and new people and lots of love.”

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Eilish also revealed that she’s finally figured out how to handle being recognised in public. “My attitude used to be like, ‘I can’t go out, I can’t go here, I can’t go there.’… I wasn’t able to go to a park or go get coffee, It freaked me out. But in the last year I opened up to it,” she said.

She added that going blonde has helped. “If I’m being cautious and not trying to be in everybody’s faces, it’s cool…. I didn’t used to be able to do that because my pride was too huge. I was like, ‘I only want to be seen if I look like myself.’ So I would never wear anything normal.”


Meanwhile, Billie Eilish has been named PETA‘s ‘Person Of The Year’ for 2021.

The ‘Happier Than Ever’ singer – who is vegan and a longtime advocate for animal rights – follows in the footsteps of previous winners such as Brian May, Morrissey and Joaquin Phoenix.

Eilish, 19, is the youngest-ever recipient of the animal welfare nonprofit’s annual award.



Grammys nominations 2022: Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo and J. Cole lead with most nods

Elsewhere, Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever‘ is recognised in the Record, Song and Album of the Year categories. Doja Cat’s ‘Kiss Me More‘ (ft. SZA) gains nods in the Record and Song of the Year categories – and ‘Planet Her’ lands in Album of the Year.

Olivia Rodrigo picked up nods for Album of the Year (‘Sour‘), Best New Artist, and Record of the Year and Song of the Year for ‘Drivers License‘.

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Justin Bieber is also nominated multiple times for his single, ‘Peaches’, with Daniel Cesar and Giveon, while ABBA received their first ever Grammy nomination in the Record of the Year category for ‘I Still Have Faith In You’.

Among those in the Best New Artist category are: Finneas, Japanese Breakfast, Glass Animals and Arlo Parks.

And Jay-Z has set a new Grammys record by surpassing Quincy Jones for the most nominations in the history of the awards. He earned three nominations for the 2022 ceremony, pushing his total to 83.


See the full list of Grammys 2022 nominations below:

Record of the Year
ABBA – ‘I Still Have Faith In You’
Jon Batiste – ‘Freedom’
Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga – ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’
Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon – ‘Peaches’
Brandi Carlile – ‘Right on Time’
Doja Cat, SZA – ‘Kiss Me More’
Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’
Lil Nas X – ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’
Olivia Rodrigo – ‘Drivers License’
Silk Sonic – ‘Leave The Door Open’

Album of the Year
Jon Batiste – ‘We Are’
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – ‘Love For Sale’
Justin Bieber – ‘Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)’
Doja Cat – ‘Planet Her (Deluxe)’
Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’

Song of the Year
Ed Sheeran – ‘Bad Habits’
Alicia Keys, Brandi Carlile – ‘A Beautiful Noise’
Olivia Rodrigo – ‘Drivers License’
H.E.R. – ‘Fight For You’
Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’
Doja Cat, SZA – ‘Kiss Me More’
Silk Sonic – ‘Leave The Door Open’
Lil Nas X – ‘Montero (Call Me by Your Name)’
Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon – ‘Peaches’
Brandi Carlile – ‘Right On Time’

Best New Artist
Arooj Aftab
Jimmie Allen
Baby Keem
Glass Animals
Japanese Breakfast
The Kid Laroi
Arlo Parks
Olivia Rodrigo

Best Pop Vocal Album
Justin Bieber – ‘Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)’
Doja Cat – ‘Planet Her (Deluxe)’
Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’
Ariana Grande – ‘Positions’
Olivia Rodrigo – ‘Sour’

Best Dance/Electronic Recording
Afrojack & David Guetta – ‘Hero’
Ólafur Arnalds, Bonobo – ‘Loom’
James Blake – ‘Before’
Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – ‘Heartbreak’
Caribou – ‘You Can Do It’
Rüfüs du Sol – ‘Alive’
Tiësto – ‘The Business’

Best Alternative Music Album
Fleet Foxes – ‘Shore’
Halsey – ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’
Japanese Breakfast – ‘Jubilee’
Arlo Parks – ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’
St. Vincent – ‘Daddy’s Home’

Best R&B Performance
Snoh Aalegra – ‘Lost You’
Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon – ‘Peaches’
H.E.R. – ‘Damage’
Silk Sonic – ‘Leave the Door Open’
Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Pick Up Your Feelings’

Best Progressive R&B Album
Eric Bellinger – ‘New Light’
Cory Henry – ‘Something To Say’
Hiatus Kaiyote – ‘Mood Valiant’
Lucky Daye – ‘Table For Two’
Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington – ‘Dinner Party: Dessert’
Masego – ‘Studying Abroad: Extended Stay’

Best Rap Performance
Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar – ‘Family Ties’
Cardi B – ‘Up’
J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – ​​’My Life’
Drake, Future, Young Thug – ‘Way Too Sexy’
Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Thot Shit’

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Jon Batiste – ‘I Need You’
BJ the Chicago Kid, PJ Morton, Kenyon Dixon, Charlie Bereal – ‘Bring It On Home’
Leon Bridges, Robert Glasper – ‘Born Again’
H.E.R. – ‘Fight for You’
Lucky Dave, Yebba – ‘How Much Can A Heart Take’

Best Rap Album
J. Cole – ‘The Off-Season’
Drake – ‘Certified Lover Boy’
Nas – ‘King’s Disease 2’
Tyler, the Creator – ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’
Kanye West – ‘Donda’

Best Melodic Rap Performance
J. Cole, Lil Baby – ‘Pride Is The Devil’
Doja Cat – ‘Need to Know’
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – ‘Industry Baby’
Tyler, the Creator Featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla $ign – ‘WusYaName’
Kanye West, The Weekend, Lil Baby – ‘Hurricane’

Best Rap Song
DMX, Jay-Z, Nas – ‘Bath Salts’
Saweetie, Doja Cat – ‘Best Friend’
Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar – ‘Family Ties’
Kanye West, Jay-Z – ‘Jail’
J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – ‘​​My Life’

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album
Pablo Alborán – ‘Vértigo’
Paula Arenas – ‘Mis Amores’
Ricardo Arjona – ‘Hecho A La Antigua’
Camilo – ‘Mis Manos’
Alex Cuba – ‘Mendó’
Selena Gomez – ‘Revelación’

Best American Roots Performance
Jon Batiste – ‘Cry’
Billy Strings – ‘Love and Regret’
The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bela Fleck – ‘I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free’
Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile – ‘Same Devil’
Allison Russell – ‘Nightflyer’

Best American Roots Song
Rhiannon Giddens, Francesco Turrisi – ‘Avalon’
Valerie June Featuring Carla Thomas – ‘Call Me A Fool’
Jon Batiste – ‘Cry’
Yola – ‘Diamond Studded Shoes’
Allison Russell – ‘Nightflyer’

Best Americana Album
Jackson Browne – ‘Downhill From Everywhere’
John Hiatt with the Jerry Douglas Band – ‘Leftover Feelings’
Los Lobos – ‘Native Sons’
Allison Russell – ‘Outside Child’
Yola – ‘Stand for Myself’

Best Bluegrass Album
Billy Strings – ‘Renewal’
Béla Fleck – ‘My Bluegrass Heart’
The Infamous Stringdusters – ‘A Tribute To Bill Monroe’
Sturgill Simpson – ‘Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions)’
Rhonda Vincent – ‘Music Is What I See’

Best Traditional Blues Album
Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite – ‘100 Years of Blues’
Blues Traveler – ‘Traveler’s Blues’
Cedric Burnside – ‘I Be Trying’
Guy Davis – ‘Be Ready When I Call You’
Kim Watson – ‘Take Me Back’

Best Contemporary Blues Album
The Black Keys Featuring Eric Deaton and Kenny Brown – ‘Delta Kream’
Joe Bonamassa – ‘Royal Tea’
Shemekia Copeland – ‘Uncivil War’
Steve Cropper – ‘Fire It Up’
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – ‘662’

Best Folk Album
Mary Chapin Carpenter – ‘One Night Lonely (Live)’
Tyler Childers – ‘Long Violent History’
Madison Cunningham – ‘Wednesday (Extended Edition)’
Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi – ‘They’re Calling Me Home’
Sarah Jarosz – ‘Blue Heron Suite’

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Sean Ardoin and Kreole Rock and Soul – ‘Live In New Orleans!’
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux – ‘Bloodstains and Teardrops’
Chia Wa – ‘My People’
Corey Ledet Zydaco – ‘Corey Ledet Zydaco’
Kalani Pe’a – ‘Kau Ka Pe’a’

Best Reggae Album
Etana – ‘Pamoja’
Gramps Morgan – ‘Positive Vibration’
Sean Paul – ‘Live N Livin’
Jesse Royal – Royal Soja – ‘Beauty In the Silence’
Spice – ’10’

Best Global Music Album
Rocky Dawuni – ‘Voice of Bunbon Vol. 1.’
Daniel Ho & Friends – ‘East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho & Friends Live In Concert’
Angélique Kidjo – ‘Mother Nature’
Femi Kuti, Made Kuti – ‘Legacy +’
Wizkid – ‘Made in Lagos: Deluxe Edition’

Best New Age Album
Will Ackerman, Jeff Oster, Tom Eaton – ‘Brothers’
Stewart Copeland, Ricky Kej – ‘Divine Tides’
Wouter Kellerman, David Arkenstone – ‘Pangaea’
Opium Moon – ‘Night + Day’
Laura Sullivan – ‘Pieces of Forever’

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
The Marías – ‘Cinema’
Yebba – ‘Dawn’
Low – ‘Hey What’
Tony Bennet, Lady Gaga – ‘Love For Sale’
Pino Palladino, Blake Mills – ‘Notes With Attachments’

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Jack Antonoff
Rogét Chahayed
Mike Elizondo
Ricky Reed

Best Remixed Recording
Soul II Soul – ‘Back to Life (Booka T Kings of Soul Satta Dub)’
Papa Roach – ‘Born for Greatness (Cymek Remix)’
K. D. Lang – ‘Constant Craving (Fashionably Late Remix)’
Zedd, Griff – ‘Inside Out (3Scape Drm Remix)’
Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande – ‘Met Him Last Night (Dave Audé Remix)’
Deftones – ‘Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix)’
PVA – ‘Talks (Mura Masa Remix)’

Best Immersive Audio Album (63rd Grammy)
Stemmeklang – ‘Bolstad: Tomba Sonora’
Booka Shade – ‘Dear Future Self (Dolby Atmos Mixes)’
Tove Ramio-Ystad, Cantus – ‘Fryd’
Alain Mallet – ‘Mutt Slang II: A Wake of Sorrows Engulfed in Rage’
Jim R. Keene, the United States Army Field Band – ‘Soundtrack of the American Soldier’

Best Immersive Audio Album
Alicia Keys – ‘Alicia’
Patricia Barber – ‘Clique’
Harry Styles – ‘Fine Line’
Steven Wilson – ‘The Future Bites’
Anne Karin Sundal-Ask, Det Norske Jentekor – ‘Stille Grender’

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Sérgio Assad, Clarice Assad, Third Coast Percussion – ‘Archetypes’
Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax – ‘Beethoven Cello Sonatas: Hope Amid Tears’
Manfred Honeck, Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – ‘Beethoven Symphony No. 9’
Chanticleer – ‘Chanticleer Sings Christmas’
Gustavo Dudamel, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Luke McEndarfer, Robert Istad, Grant Gershon, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Master Chorale, National Children’s Chorus, Pacific Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic – ‘Mahler: Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand’

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal – ‘Double Dealin’’
Rachel Eckroth – ‘The Garden’
Taylor Eigsti – ‘Tree Falls’
Steve Gadd Band – ‘At Blue Note Tokyo’
Mark Lettieri – ‘Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2’



Billie Eilish announces ‘Eilish’ perfume: “One of the most exciting things I’ve ever done”

“Fragrance has always been such an enormous part of my life and existence since i can remember, and it was a dream to create this scent and bring my ideas to life. this has been one of the most exciting things i’ve ever done. i can’t wait for it to be yours so soon!!!!!”

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The artist said that the fragrance will be available to purchase soon.

Meanwhile, Eilish is one of many stars of Dear Earth, a YouTube Original special set to air this Saturday (October 23) that seeks to encourage viewers to take better action against climate change.

The film is set to “inspire and motivate audiences to create a better, healthier, existence for the planet through contributions from a wide range of global leaders, creators, celebrities and musicians,” according to YouTube’s global head of original content Susanne Daniels.


Other acts involved in the project include BLACKPINK, Jaden SmithAnitta and Tinashe.

Earlier this month Eilish also added three more dates to the forthcoming Australian and New Zealand leg of her 2022 ‘Happier Than Ever’ world tour.



Billie Eilish launches her own vegan Air Jordan sneakers

The trainers will available from September 27 via Eilish’s official store, and on Nike SNKRS on September 30.

Speaking to Nike (via Page Six), the singer explained that the Air Jordan 15 was her “favourite” style – recalling “begging” for a black-and-red pair. “When I got them … I looked at them as if they were $1 million sitting right in front of me,” she said.

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Eilish hailed Nike’s Air Jordan KO 1s as “the best shape with everything – with pants, with shorts, with dresses, with skirts … I love the way they make your legs look.”

As for her choice of lime green, she said: “This colour is such a classic, stupid, little ‘old me’ thing, I guess. I really wanted to kind of have almost like an ode to myself … this was me, for a while.”


Billie Eilish debuted three ‘Happier Than Ever’ songs during her headline set at Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas last night (September 20). She performed ‘I Didn’t Change My Number’, ‘NDA’ and ‘Therefore I Am’ for the first time – you can check out NME‘s photo review of the event here.



Billie Eilish leads artists calling for Congress to act on climate change

Later this month, Congress will vote on the bill which will outline how to get the country to 80 per cent pollution-free electricity by 2030, provide tax incentives for solar, wind, energy-efficiency, electric cars, charging stations and cut subsidies for fossil fuels.

US President Joe Biden Credit: Pool/Getty Images

If the Build Back Better bill passes, President Biden can enter global climate negotiations on November 1 with America setting out to cut climate pollution 100 per cent by 2050 while also encouraging other major nations to act accordingly.

Other artists and actors participating in the #CodeRedClimate campaign include Public Enemy‘s Chuck D, Dave Matthews Band, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Fonda and Mark Ruffalo.

Meanwhile, Eilish was included in Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world earlier this week alongside Lil Nas X and Dolly Parton.

Eilish’s entry was written by 2020 inductee Megan Thee Stallion, who wrote: “Billie Eilish is a unique soul, with a voice, style and attitude all unapologetically her own.


“She is a rare spirit who speaks from her heart with no pretenses… a woman who stands up for herself and advocates for women everywhere.”



Billie Eilish and Stormzy define what success means to them now in new interview

“A lot of people think success is something you have to sacrifice time for, that success is being busy and having no time to see any one or do anything, but I want to spend time with my nephews, with my mum. I want to have a week to relax.”

Stormzy headlines on the Main Stage during Day 1 of the Reading Festival 2021 at Richfield Avenue on August 27, 2021 in Reading, England. Credit: C Brandon/Redferns.

Elish agreed that “time is priceless”, adding that it’s “underrated and under appreciated”, but said that for her success means “joy”.

“I’ve learned recently that if you do these things because they’re a cool idea, they pay a lot of money, or they’re gonna get you this big campaign, but they make you miserable? That’s not success,” she said.

“It’s different if you really care about something and the process is miserable but it makes you happy after the fact. Then that’s valid, and worth it. But why make yourself miserable? Success is internal. It has nothing to do with anyone but yourself. Joy and love for yourself.”

Billie Eilish performing ‘Happier Than Ever’ on ‘Fallon’. CREDIT: YouTube/NBC


When quizzed by Stormzy on what she considers to be failure, she answered: “I’ve felt like a failure a lot in my life. And it’s really easy to feel like a failure when so many people are looking at you and telling you you are one. It can be hard not to believe them. I grew up with the internet. I use social media for the same reasons everyone else does, and you come across these videos saying you’re ugly and you suck and you’re terrible and that makes me feel like a failure.

“There are other things too, more concrete things, like when I disappoint myself, when I don’t feel how I said I was going to feel, or do the things I said to myself I was going to do… but failure is an interesting thing because, like success, it’s really only in your head. You can literally physically fail at something but it can still be a success, and vice versa. Success and failure are all only about your perspective,” Eilish said.

In other news, Eilish has spoken out about Texas’ restrictive new abortion laws, saying “I really wish men cared more”. Stormzy, meanwhile, has said that one of his “proudest moments” ever was when Madame Tussauds London unveiled their authorised wax figure of him in August.



Watch the trailer for new Billie Eilish concert film ‘Happier Than Ever’

“It’s a concert film, but it’s also a story at the same time, this kind of beautiful version of old Hollywood,” the singer explains in a voiceover. “And The Hollywood Bowl? It’s very timeless.”

The film also features animated elements, including cartoon-like shots of Eilish interspersed with real footage. It’s due to arrive on September 3 worldwide.

Watch the trailer below.

Eilish recently announced her support acts for the UK and Ireland dates of her forthcoming tour.

Jessie ReyezJungleArlo Parks and Girl In Red will join the star for the gigs, which begin in June 2022.


Eilish is also strongly rumoured to be headlining next year’s Glastonbury Festival. It’s been noticed that the June shows lead right up to Glastonbury weekend.

She’s now listed as ‘To Be Confirmed’ on the eFestivals forum and rumours list.



Watch Måneskin cover Billie Eilish’s ‘Bury A Friend’

The news follows the band releasing a new version of their hit song ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’, with Iggy Pop now featuring on the single.

The original version of the song appeared on the Italian group’s second album ‘Teatro d’ira: Vol. I’, and landed in the Top 10 of the official UK singles chart.

Måneskin took to social media earlier this month to announce Iggy’s enlistment for a collaborative rework of the single.

They said in a statement: “It was such an honour that Iggy loved our music and wanted to work with us. It was touching seeing him sing ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’ live in front of us, it was very powerful to see such a big artist being so open and friendly.”


Meanwhile, Iggy is set to lend his voice to a documentary focused on the discovery and exhibition of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. Titled Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition, the film is expected to arrive at some point in 2022.



Billie Eilish adds sixth and final UK tour date due to overwhelming demand

Pre-sale tickets go on sale on Wednesday (August 11) at 9:00am. To qualify, fans need to purchase a copy of Eilish’s new album, ‘Happier Than Ever’, from her webstore before 5:00pm BST tomorrow (August 10).

General tickets for the sixth and final extra date go on sale on Friday (August 13) at 9:00am BST.

UK: Due to overwhelming demand, Billie has added a sixth and final show in London at the O2 Arena on Jun 26. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug 13 at 9am BST.

— billie eilish (@billieeilish) August 9, 2021

The ‘Happier Than Ever’ tour will begin with a North American leg next February, with the first show taking place in New Orleans. Before that, Eilish will headline a handful of US festivals late this year, including Las Vegas’ Life Is Beautiful, Delaware’s Firefly, New York’s Governors Ball and Austin’s Austin City Limits.

On Friday (August 6), Eilish scored her second UK Number One album with ‘Happier Than Ever’.

The US pop star has gone straight in at the top of the charts with her new record, which was released on July 30 and was previously reported to be outselling the rest of the Top 10 combined in the midweek update.


In a five-star review, NME‘s El Hunt said of the album: “Though it’s unlikely that her place among their ranks was ever in doubt anyway, ‘Happier Than Ever’ fully establishes Billie Eilish as one of her generation’s most significant pop artists – and, better still, does so without repeating a single trick from the debut that turned her life upside down.”



Billie Eilish scores second UK Number One album with ‘Happier Than Ever’

‘Happier Than Ever’ is also the third-fastest selling vinyl album by a female artist this millennium, selling 9,500 copies. She follows Del Rey’s ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’ (16,700 copies) and Kylie Minogue’s ‘Disco’ (13,500 copies).

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Reacting to her latest chart position, Eilish told “Thank you so, so much to my fans in the UK. It means so much to me that you guys love this album like I do. I miss you guys so much and can’t wait to come back to the UK soon!!”

The star’s debut album, ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’, has also re-entered the Official UK Albums Top 40, moving up 11 places to Number 36.

The rest of this week’s Top Five sees last week’s Number One, Dave’s ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’, drop to Number Two, while Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ holds steady at Number Three. Anne-Marie’s ‘Therapy’ falls to Number Four, while Prince’s previously unreleased album ‘Welcome 2 America’ is a new entry at Number Five.


In a five-star review of Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’, NME said: “[This album] fully establishes Billie Eilish as one of her generation’s most significant pop artists – and, better still, does so without repeating a single trick from the debut that turned her life upside down.”



Billie Eilish says it’s “such a loss to always try to look good”

“I’ve noticed that, and it makes me so sad. If you’re always standing a certain way, walking in a certain way, and always have your hair just so… It’s such a loss to always try to always look good. It’s such a loss of joy and freedom in your body.”

Billie Eilish. CREDIT: Kelia Anne MacCluskey / Press

Talking about her second album ‘Happier Than Ever’, which was released yesterday (July 30), Eilish revealed the song ‘OverHeated’ is about “people who promote unattainable body standards”. “It’s completely fine to get work done – do this, do that, do what makes you feel happy,” she said. “It’s just when you deny it and say, ‘Oh, I got this all on my own, and if you just tried harder, you could get it.’ That makes me literally furious. It is so bad for young women – and boys, too – to see that.”

She added that, even though she is aware that photos online are often edited or airbrushed, she also is made insecure by the images she sees. “I know the ins and outs of this industry, and what people actually use in photos, and I actually know what looks real can be fake,” she explained. “Yet I still see it and go, ‘oh God, that makes me feel really bad’. And I mean, I’m very confident in who I am, and I’m very happy with my life… I’m obviously not happy with my body, but who is?”

Eilish released ‘Happier Than Ever’ yesterday, achieving a five-star album review from NME. In the review, NME’s El Hunt said: “Though it’s unlikely that her place among their ranks was ever in doubt anyway, ‘Happier Than Ever’ fully establishes Billie Eilish as one of her generation’s most significant pop artists – and, better still, does so without repeating a single trick from the debut that turned her life upside down.”



Billie Eilish announces ‘Happier: The Destination’ Spotify experience

Equipped with a wide range of exclusive content custom-created by Eilish herself, the new experience includes a series of the pop star’s curated playlists, a surprise easter egg, and more.

The Spotify hub contains three new enhanced album experiences, incorporating three different modes: ‘Fan Mode’, ‘Billie Mode’, and ‘Lyric Mode’, all made up of custom content that takes advantage of the streamer’s Canvas and Storylines, Playlist Clips.

Billie Eilish. CREDIT: Kelia Anne MacCluskey / Press

The breakdown of the different modes are as follows:

LYRIC MODE: This sees Billie talking about each lyric in exclusive audioliners overlaid with motion graphics, bringing the words behind her songs to life – playlist here.

BILLIE MODE: This features dynamic visuals exploring themes of self discovery – featuring various versions of Eilish embodying different positions and movements that reflect her journey. Eilish will address the camera directly as she shares her story – playlist here.


FAN MODE: This includes exclusive interview content with Eilish featuring a soundscape of audio sent to the singer from fans throughout – playlist here.

Meanwhile, Eilish has announced details of her new BBC special, Billie Eilish: Up Close.

The programme will be broadcast in support of ‘Happier Than Ever’ and will air tomorrow (July 31) on BBC One at 10:30pm.



Billie Eilish reveals conflict when writing song, ‘Getting Older’


Billie Eilish says she no longer reads comments on social media

“I want to hear what people have to say, and also, because I’ve grown up on the internet, I mostly agree with a lot of what the internet says. Some of the things that they make fun of people for are funny because they’re kinda true, right? Which then worries me because I’m like, ‘Oh, God, are the mean things [about me] actually true? And what are they?’ I want to know them! But I don’t want to know them, because what is that going to do for me? Nothing.”

Billie Eilish performing ‘NDA’. Source: YouTube

Eilish went on to say most of the comments focussed around her body, illustrating her point by recalling the time she shared a picture of herself wearing a swimsuit after she turned 18. “And because you could see my shoulders, everyone was, like, ‘Oh, my God, she turned 18 and she’s a slut!’” Eilish said.

“…Every girl wants to feel desirable…But then there’s a whole world of men who argue that women say, ‘Oh, I don’t want men to sexualise me’ but then wear shirts that show their boobs and sing songs about having sex.’ I’m like, do you not get the idea that we want to wear what we feel good in but we don’t want you to jump in? It’s very dumb.”

Earlier this year, an intimate documentary about Eilish was released on Apple TV+. In its five-star review, NME called Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry a “searingly honest documentary offers a warts-and-all look at life as a young megastar.”


Meanwhile, Eilish and Finneas recently shared a new acoustic live performance of Eilish’s recent single, ‘Your Power’.



Billie Eilish says wearing baggy clothes to control narrative around her “didn’t really work”

She added: “Of course, it didn’t really work. It’s really hard to control the narrative in a position like mine, right? You can’t really control it that much, but you can try.”

Billie Eilish. Credit: Kelia Anne MacCluskey

The star recently spoke out about the reaction to her British Vogue cover, in which she ditched the oversized clothes to pose in a range of lingerie. “I saw a picture of me on the cover of Vogue [from] a couple of years ago with big, huge oversize clothes [next to the new Vogue cover]. Then the caption was like, ‘That’s called growth’,” she said.

“I understand where they’re coming from, but at the same time, I’m like, ‘No, that’s not OK. I’m not this now, and I didn’t need to grow from that’.”

Eilish will release her second album ‘Happier Than Ever’ on July 30 and released the latest track from it in the form of ‘NDA’ earlier this month (July 9). The singer shared a live version of the track yesterday (July 16).


Speaking about ‘Happier Than Ever’ in a recent interview, the star said it is “much better” than her debut ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’,



Listen to Inhaler’s anthemic cover of Billie Eilish’s ‘Your Power’

The band decided to put an indie-rock spin on Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’ single, blending together electric guitar, keyboards and Eli Hewson’s soaring vocals. Building to a heavy climax, the atmospheric cover can be streamed below.

Join us on @BBCR1 from 6pm tonight to hear us perform some tunes from IWABLT and something a little extra live from Maida Vale with @anniemacmanus – see you there

— Inhaler (@InhalerDublin) July 14, 2021

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— Inhaler Italia 🇮🇹 (@InhalerItaly) July 14, 2021

Speaking to host Annie Mac, frontman Hewson joked that it took “months of training” to pull off the falsetto vocals in the song.

“We wanted to do something that was popular. I think [Eilish] is a really good inspiration for people who wanna get into the pop world,” he explained.  “When you hear her songs, you really know that it comes from her heart. And I think the song has a great message.”

He added: “I think we did a good job, and hopefully she likes it and we didn’t butcher her song. It’s a great song.”


You can listen to the full Radio 1 interview and live session here.

In a four-star review of Inhaler’s ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’, NME wrote: “[The album] is teeming with nervous energy over trying to find balance in a world turned inside out, while flashes of more mature reflections on saints, sinners, kings and dreams are also promising.”

Inhaler will tour the UK and Ireland later this year – the full schedule is as follows:

28 – Sheffield, Octagon
29 – Leeds, O2 Academy

1 – Newcastle, University
2 – Birmingham, O2 Institute
3 – Bristol, O2 Academy
5 – Nottingham, Rock City
6 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
7 – Norwich, The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
9 – Liverpool, The Mountford Hall
10 – Glasgow, Barrowland
12 – Manchester, O2 Ritz

14 – Belfast, Limelight 1
15 – Limerick, Dolan’s Warehouse
16 – Cork, Cyprus Avenue
17 – Killarney, INEC Acoustic Club
19 – Dublin, Academy
20 – Dublin, Academy
21 – Dublin, Academy
22 – Dublin, Academy