Billie Eilish's rise to the peak of contemporary pop has been nothing short of meteoric. 18 months ago, when the indie-pop troubadour released her debut EP Don't Smile At Me to widespread critical acclaim, there were already prescient murmurings within the music industry that Eilish was the next global pop icon-in-waiting. Her presence is now inescapable.
And why? Well, her unflinching self-belief and unfiltered temperament certainly help; in an age of sterile media personalities, Eilish's unpolished, unfiltered nature has seen her fanbase and stock grow exponentially, winning teenage affections universally.
Herself shirking the comparisons, her debut full-length album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? saw Eilish likened to several greats including Lana Del Rey, which, for a 17-year old artist with her best days surely ahead of her, isn't exactly the worst of compliments.
Reinvigorating modern pop in only a short time surely attests to her unbridled talent and charm - she even styled out forgetting her own lyrics at Coachella. So with upcoming festival appearances at Glastonbury, Reading, Zurich Openair, and a headline slot at MS Dockville this very weekend, we've rounded up her best moments. So far, that is.
'ocean eyes' - The Late Late Show With James Corden
Released in 2016, 'ocean eyes' was the starting point of Eilish's astronomical trajectory into the pop music elite; an almost immediate viral sensation, this soulful performance exemplified the burgeoning talent's credentials.
'when the party's over' - Radio 1 Piano Sessions
Stripped-back and accompanied solely by her older brother/songwriting accomplice Finneas, the stark piano keys provide a platform for Billie's confident vocal to flourish, emphasising the unique patois between both Eilish siblings. Here come the goosebumps.
'COPYCAT' - Osheaga Sessions
Straight from the off, Eilish's fervent fanatics keep bopping, merging with the bass-driven beat to create an almighty thud. Displaying a genuine rapport with her fans, she continually teases the mic in their direction resulting in mass hysteria in the front row. Oh to be young again.
'you should see me in a crown' - Vevo LIFT Live Sessions
Bathed in blanket red light, Eilish's sultry, hypnotic dimensions are pushed to the fore in this live performance of her most recent single. With an unprecedented level of swagger, Eilish controls the gothic flow of the track, as well as the encircled crowd, in the palm of her hand.
'xanny' - MTV Push
Sashaying to and fro between heart-on-the-sleeve balladry and fierce, challenging statements has become a staple of Billie Eilish's individualist sound. The 'voice of a generation' is possibly an exclamation too far, though, considering the connection with her immediate demographic and willingness to express personal issues - that many of today's youths themselves are embattled with -, some undoubtedly see her in that light.
Check out all of the festivals Billie Eilish is playing here.