Billie's Sound Has Me Wishing For Collabs
The 18-year old singer has managed to successfully capture the hearts of numerous music lovers across all ages with her original dreamy and often dark lyrics. Take your time to explore the list of artists that can blend perfectly with her style of music.
Billie's debut LP, "WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?" debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 Chart by selling approximately 313,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. It's lead single, "Bad Guy" topped the Hot 100 Chart and left an indelible mark with numerous fans. Other singles such as "You Should See Me In A Crown", "All Good Girls Go To Hell", "8" and "Bury A Friend" served as fantastic hits for the album.
Producing this one-of-a-kind album from her bedroom with her loyal brother, Finneas, was quite unique and unsurprising to see her have no features, thus giving the album a truly authentic feel. Nonetheless, it's always incredible to see your favorite singers produce great songs and enlarge their fanbase. Hence, as a newly-committed fan of Billie, these are the artists I believe will mesh perfectly with her sound if she ever decides to feature again.
The energy, dark beats, ad-libs, autotune-drenched vocals, hummings and unpredictable beat changes have allowed the leader of the Cactus Jack Records to develop a serious cult following in the music world. Projects such as Rodeo, Birds In The Trap Sing Brian McKnight and Astroworld demonstrate his incredible range by recording with artists and using samples that cut across multiple genres in the music world.
Songs such as "Stargzaing", "Houstonfornication", "Way Back", "I Can tell", "Can't Say" and "Mamacita" possess nightly vibes that portray Billie's sound. These two artists would definitely drown listeners in an aura of murky waters laced with venomous punchlines.
The King of the fall would match up perfectly with Billie's sound. They sing about the same themes and excel in them like nobody else in the industry. The Weeknd's biggest hits such as "Can't Feel My Face", "Starboy" and "I Feel It Coming" may not be the best sources of comparisons between the two, but songs from Trilogy would serve as the best starting point.
Teary-eyed songs such as "The Birds, Pt. 1", "Montreal", "The Morning", "The Knowing" and "House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls"equally pair up with songs such as "You Should See Me In A Crown", "Bellyache", "No Time To Die" and "Xanny." As his style shifted to include pop-laced themes, nightly vibes such as "Party Monster", "The Hills", "Prisoner" and "Adaptation" sound compatible with Billie's dark themes.
The Spanish newcomer has garnered enormous attention for her incredible studio album, El Mal Querer and it has earned her numerous awards including a Grammy award for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album.
However, ROSALÍA is different in the sense that she isn't really singing about dark themes rather her voice and overall sound seems highly compatible with Billie's flow. Of course, she is singing in Spanish and deals in Flamenco, but they have the potential to form great crossover bangers if they ever decide to work together. She displayed her incredible songwriting skills on "Con Altura" with reggaeton superstar J. Balvin as well as hopping on the remix of Travis Scott's chart-topper, "Highest In The Room."
This is debatable but not unrealistic. Both singers complement each other with their unique mezzo-soprano vocals. "Reniego", "Bagdad", "Pienso En Tu Mirá", "Maldición", "Aute Cuture" and "Di Mi Nombre" are songs that truly advocate for the sort of anticipated collaborations that we desire.
Both singers seem to be very close friends and always do a good job praising each other's career highlights and project milestones. However, they both possess similar dreamy and obscure vibes as well as singing about various themes of love and reject.
Sabrina does not sing about drugs or themes that are commonly heard in trap. Yet her soulful energy pairs with Billie's work and can be evidenced in songs such as"I Love You", "Ilomilo" and "Listen Before I Go." A good reference for similar songs can be found in her magnum opus, About Time.
Tyler, The Creator
Real Tyler, The Creator fans know that his newer-themed songs in one of his greatest projects, IGOR, shows a much polished and evolved version of the artist.
His unfiltered raw sounds of aggression, darkness and vibrant energy can be found on classics such as Goblin and Cherry Bomb, which contain fan-favorites such as "Yonkers", "Cherry Bomb" and "Akward". These songs seem to create a perfect marriage with Billie's sound yet modern songs such as "New Magic Wand" and "What's Good" seem to be equally great picks.
The Nuyorican artist is a force to be reckoned with in the New York scene and it is only right for a sort of collaboration with one of the youngest prodigies in the music game. Princess Nokia's energy is influenced by themes of spiritualism, African ancestry, and feminine badass energies.
Rebellious themes such as "Bruja", "GOAT", "Flava" and "Tomboy" possess similar themes and vibes as "All good girls go to hell", "bad guy" and "you should see me in a crown." Princess Nokia doesn't only delve in hip-hop as she experimented with rock with songs such as "morphine", which portray similar ideals as Billie's "Xanny."
Lorde and Billie Eilish had similar career paths and immense cult following due to their personas and dreamy, fantasy-laced music. In addition, Lorde achieved many hits at a young age just like Billie and had people singing her most-known songs such as "Royals" and "Team" which topped the charts in numerous countries.
Her low-toned voice and wondrous explorations draw comparisons to Billie's style. However, she doesn't really use social media and embraces the mysterious personas utilized by singers such as The Weeknd and Lana Del Rey. Her recent album, Melodrama is a great place to start if you would like to explore the evolution of the artist.
Well, Billie already featured Vince Staples in her debut EP and will most likely continue to use elements of Hip-hop throughout her music career. Nonetheless, it will only be right if she hits up Flacko for a collab.
A$AP Rocky doesn't really get credit for the range he possesses in the hip-hop world as he is most known for his flashy lifestyle that is frequently incorporated into his projects rather than his imaginative and forward-thinking styles of lyricism. Songs such as "Purple Swag", "L$D", "Electric Body" allude to some of Billie's finest work such as "Xanny", "My Strange Addiction"and "You Should See Me In A Crown."
Lana Del Rey
It's incredible to witness the immense fanbase that has generated for the amazing soulful singer. Hailing from upstate New York, Lana blends a mix of genres including indie themes as well as undertones of R&B and soul. Her hit songs such as "Video Games", and "Summertime Sadness" exude similarities of themes in songs such as "Ilomilo", "My Boy" and "Hostage". Other songs such as "High By The Beach"in Born To Die draw similarities to songs such as "Xanny."
Overall, Lana pioneered the act of feeling vulnerable and loved in her outstanding music catalog. In her latest critically-acclaimed project, Norman Fucking Rockwell, she expresses love in songs such as "Love Song", "Venice Bitch" and "Mariners Apartment Complex." These songs identify with some of Billie's classics such as "Ocean Eyes", "Bellyache" and "8."
Melanie Martinez is a young artist with a similar music taste as Billie and proficiently dwells in the aura of dreamy and dark pop. Her two albums; Cry Baby and K-12 have been universally acclaimed and she possesses a string of success similar to Lorde and Lana Del Rey.
Songs such as "Cry Baby"Wheels On The Bus", "Mrs. Potato Head", "The Principal" and "Dollhouse" effectively show the similarities in their sound and flow and may have the potential of a fluid collaboration if it ever happens.