Billie Eilish Opens Up About Her Music Inspirations & Which Artists She Draws From

Billie Eilish Opens Up About Her Music Inspirations & Which Artists She Draws From

Billie Eilish is dishing on some of her musical inspirations.

The 18-year-old musician opened up about her love of The 1975, Tyler, The Creator, Lana Del Rey, Marina and the Diamonds and Nicki Minaj.

“They were the second concert I ever saw was The 1975. I’ve seen them multiple times in concert. I love Matty Healy. I got to meet him last year, which was amazing. He’s …ugh God, I love them,” she said on her Apple Music show me & dad radio. And ['If I Believe You'] is just beautiful, and I feel like there’s almost no other songs that are about what this song is about. So, pay attention.”

“I’m about to play Marina and the Diamonds, Primadonna. Girl. I mean, I found this song because of a makeup tutorial. But it wasn’t for makeup, it was for a Halloween costume. And the song she used was ‘Primadonna’ by Marina and the Diamonds. And I had the same reaction. I was like, ‘This is such a weird song. Her voice sounds so interesting,’” Billie added. “And I looked it up and it was, of course, then I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is my favorite artist ever.’ And she was my favorite artist for years and years and years and all her albums I just… I know every lyric to this entire album and to like her next three albums or whatever, all of her albums from then, I know all of them. They’re so good. She’s amazing.”

“She and Lana Del Rey and Nicki Minaj are the reason that I’ve… Or I guess the inspiration that I’ve gotten over the years, I love and adore and have gotten so inspired by them and the way that they do different voices and they change it up. And Marina is like just a God at that,” she continued. “And Lana and Nicki, everybody knows Nikki Minaj is like queen of doing different voices and killing it. And it’s the same with a Marina and Lana. And this song is one of those where she’s got a character, and she also is an inspiration for why me and Finneas writing characters. I remember watching an interview with her where she said that she likes to write as a character that she comes up with or knows. And that’s why we do it.”

Billie also gushed about Tyler, The Creator and she actually never heard one of his songs.

“Everybody knows Tyler has inspired every part of everything about me. And I knew every song of his from the beginning to… Basically, I’ve been a fan of Tyler‘s forever, and I never really got to listen to all of this album. This song, I’m so embarrassed by this, but this song, I only heard for the first time at the Grammy’s,” she said.

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