Right here’s proof that you simply don’t must be a sure age to make nice music: Billie Eilish and Khalid are a mixed 36 years outdated. The 16-year-old Eilish launched her debut EP Don’t Smile At Me final summer time, and this summer time, she’s a pageant staple who will carry out at Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, and others over the following few months. In the meantime, Khalid is barely 20, and his debut album, American Teen, went platinum and was unquestionably certainly one of 2017’s greatest information.
Now the 2, neither of whom can legally drink alcohol, have teamed up on a brand new tune referred to as “Pretty,” and nicely, it’s simply that. The monitor is a gradual piano-led ballad about discovering one thing higher, and Eilish instructed Zane Lowe that the tune title is definitely sarcastic: “We referred to as it that as a result of the tune is sorta like actually frickin’ miserable, so then it’s like, ‘Oh, how pretty!’ Simply taking all the pieces horrible and [being like], ‘You understand what? That is so nice! I’m so completely happy being depressing,’ you understand?”
She additionally stated the tune didn’t come from any form of organized songwriting session, however from the 2 simply chilling collectively: “It wasn’t like, ‘Let’s go within the studio.’ […] It was like, ‘Hey, come over. Like, let’s hang around.’ So he simply came visiting, we simply frolicked. Me and my brother frolicked with Khalid in our home. I don’t know, it was like… actually, that is us hanging out as associates, after which we ended up writing a tune.”
Hearken to “Pretty” above.
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