LO'S PICK OF THE DAY - "I Love You" by Billie Eilish


Originally featured on Inside MusiCast 

From the album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"

Fans of music and those in the music industry were tuned in to the Grammys yesterday. The big winner of the evening was 18-year-old Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell. Billie and her brother left the Grammys with so many awards, they could barely carry them all.

But if I could be very honest, that did not impress me. Instead, what has impressed me is the reaction of those within the music industry. From the engineers with decades of experience to those who have made records from the 70's and on. The comments that I have read are incredibly favorable towards this young artist and her brother.

While at NAMM's The Sessions Panel; drummer Jim Keltner commented saying that he believed that Billie Eilish is one incredible artist and has been very impressed with her writing.

On a recent Inside MusiCast interview with Robbie Dupree, it was asked who he believed was the up-and-coming artist of the 21st-century. And his response was also Billie Eilish, as he was very impressed with her songwriting skills.

I definitely love the hip groove of her song “Bad Guy,“ which is very pop. But on today's Pick, I really wanted to focus on how poignant she and her brother are in this song called "I Love You," which I understand is about a boyfriend who expresses his love to her and she’s not sure how to respond or even feels ready.

As I was listening to the song again, I felt that it would be perfect for a film. And when looking up information on it, was pleasantly surprised to find that the term used to describe it was “cinematic ballad."

This is a beautiful acoustic filled with heartbreaking lyrics, wrapped with gorgeous velvety tones of harmony and infusions of sythns and non-discript voices like from an airport. I really love how when Billie sings her interjections of "hmm hmm's," it's as if she emulates piano or strings.

I've chosen the video from Saturday Night Live. As you watch, you can see the look on the faces of Billie and Finneas show this complete trust to be vulnerable and expose themselves. It’s so beautiful! It would seem to me that this is a very beautiful relationship between a brother and sister. And as a mother, it warms my heart. Enjoy and congratulations to them both!


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