Billie Eilish opens up to Zane Lowe about her rapid rise to fame

10/04/2019

After the release of her debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, teen senation Billie Eilish has opened up about her rise to international stardom.

In an interview with Kiwi Zane Lowe from Apple Music's Beats 1, she revealed just how unpredictable her rapid ascent to the top of the charts was.

"I was 12, I think, and I was sitting in the nosebleed seats in Matilda, the musical in New York, on Broadway. I was miserable. I was like, 'I don't care about musicals. Why am I here?'" she told Lowe.

"I remember just falling in love with what I was watching. ... I was completely against the idea of it, and I just loved it. I remember at the end when everyone was bowing and then little Matilda got up, and everyone stood up in the crowd, and everyone was cheering.

"I remember a tear rolling down my cheek, because all I've ever wanted is to be on a stage and have people cheering for me."

She also opened up about how she sees herself changing as she matures and evolves from the shy girl she once was.

"We can't have this be the rest of our lives. We were talking about it the other day, we're just like, 'I'm 17, dude.' I can't have my life exactly like this forever."

"It's a weird balance, because I want to grow in my life, and grow up and have a life. But I already have my career. ... Having been on tour, I know how it works. I know that you leave and it's a little bit of your friends being sad. Then, you're gone for long enough that life moves on and they keep doing things. It's the same way as if someone dies. You have to keep going. You shouldn't be mourning them every two seconds for the rest of your life. You have to keep going."

Catch the full hour-long interview above.