Switched On Pop | Billie Eilish is a Different Kind of Pop Star
A podcast breaking down the music of pop hits.
Switched On Pop
Published 09 April 2019
Switched On Pop

Pop music surrounds us, but how often do we really listen to what we’re hearing? Switched on Pop is the podcast that pulls back the curtain on pop music. Each episode, join musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding as they reveal the secret formulas that make pop songs so infectious. By figuring out how pop hits work their magic, you’ll fall in love with songs you didn’t even know you liked.

On a trajectory to be one of the biggest pop stars for this generation, seventeen year old Billie Eilish is not, however, your typical pop star.

Her music speaks to the real anxieties of young people without any veneer. She sings from the perspective of monsters and villains. Her hushed voice, baggy style, and direct demeanor subvert the norms of the pop princess. And her music is dark, but still catchy.

Billie co-writes and produces her sound with her older brother Finneas O'Connell. Together this family duo have crafted the second biggest selling album of 2019, "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"

On this episode, Switched On Pop examine how Billie and Finneas crafted a cultural phenomenon, why their message speaks to this generation, and they speak with Finneas about the creation of their hit song "Bad Guy".

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