Watch Billie Eilish perform an intimate acoustic set at a record store
Billie Eilish played an intimate acoustic set at a record store in the US – check out the moment below.
Eilish marked the one year anniversary of the release of “Happier Than Ever” with a surprise performance at Amoeba Music in Hollywood.
Eilish was accompanied by her brother Finneas and performed four songs during the set: ‘Billie Bossa Nova’, ‘Getting Older’, ‘TV’ and ‘Happier Than Ever’.
Speaking to the audience between songs, Eilish said: “It’s so cute… You guys are just the best, and it’s been the most amazing year. You’ve been so kind and respectful about this album and I just love you.
Eilish also responded to audience requests, but joked about singing one of her songs now. “I hear ‘everyone dies,’ but it’s so depressing,” she told the audience.
Earlier this month, Eilish released a two-track collection titled “Guitar Songs” featuring “TV” and “The 30th.”
Eilish previously premiered “TV” live at her concert in Manchester last month, where she performed the acoustic track on stage with her brother Finneas.
“Finneas and I really wanted these to be yours ASAP,” she told fans of the surprise release. “So here they are!! Playing ‘TV’ on tour was a highlight for us too, so we took the audio from the first night we played it in Manchester and put it into the song.
Billie added: “I get chills every time I hear it. Hope you like the songs and thank you for allowing us to share our music with you.
Speaking to Apple Music, Eilish said she wrote the “first verse and chorus” of “TV” a few months ago with Finneas. She also referred to the lyrics of the track, where she sings “The Internet Goes Wild / While They Overthrow Roe v. Wade”. The pop star has spoken out against anti-abortion laws in the past.
“We wrote this line a few weeks before it was officially called off,” she said. “It was a placeholder of doom. I mean, it was Glastonbury Day when it happened, and I was sitting in the… We were in this house, and I was sitting with the dogs in the grass.
Eilish continued, “My mom came out, and she just stood there, and she said, ‘They knocked him down. We were all like… God, it was like a curtain of misfortune. I mean, there was almost no reaction even. I had, I guess, now that I think about it, an unrealistic hope that it wouldn’t happen.