Billie Eilish makes her directorial debut with new video for ‘xanny’
Billie Eilish has added another string to her bow, directing. The singer has made her directorial debut with the new video for her track ‘xanny’.
It’s an impressive one at that. The singer acts as the protagonist of a series of dark and disturbing abuses. Dressed in all white she sits passively as hands appear from nowhere to put out cigarettes on her face.
The directorial debut is another reminder that Eilish really is that special kind of artist. One that has a vision and enacts it. In an interview with the Guardian earlier this year, Eilish shared the themes of the track, which was featured on Eilish’s debut record When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go. “I have never done drugs, I’ve never got high, I’ve never smoked anything in my life. I don’t give a fuck, I never have. It’s just not interesting to me. I have other shit to do,” the ‘bad guy’ singer said.
Eilish continued: “I know people around you doing that shit makes you want to, but you don’t have to.” She went clarified the song is “less ‘don’t do drugs’” and more “be safe,” adding: “I don’t want my friends to die any more.”
Watch Billie Eilish make her directorial debut with the video for ‘xanny’.
A little while back Far Out reported the news that Eilish, the 17-year-old pop sensation, performed a small invite-only acoustic set at White’s recording studio for a small audience in Nashville.
Introduced by White, who said the singer was “someone we really love, and we think is really innovative and inspiring.” Among the acoustic highlights of the 11 track set, were ‘Ocean Eyes’ (one of her first songs, recorded when she was 14), ‘Bury a Friend’ and ‘I Love You.’ She also performed her biggest hit, ‘Bad Guy’ a song which she did stumble over, and produced a wry smile as she did.
Now though, Eilish and Third Man have revealed their intentions to release the recording sold only at Third Man’s retail locations in Nashville and Detroit on Friday, December 6th.
The LP will be covered in one-of-a-kind artwork which was created by Eilish herself.