As the year begins to wind down, 2020 is finally coming to a close which will come as welcome news to all those affected by the ongoing coronavirus health crisis. While Covid has continued to wreak havoc the world over, the music industry was just another business that was hit relentless hard. Like many of her colleagues, Billie Eilish was one of the leading artists who was forced to cancel a major tour amid strict social distancing measures.
Rather than sit back and relax, the teenage pop star has been relentless working on new material, performing numerous online streaming shows and, now, announcing the impending release of The Holiday Edition, her brand new festive radio show through Apple Music.
Announcing the news, Eilish took to social media to say the special “radio + playlist” show will premiere on this Friday, December 11, at 12pm (PT) and 8pm (GMT). While revealing the plans, Eilish shared a poster of her promo which features an image of her as a child.
In the description of the show, Apple Music detail: “Before the release of her 2019 Grammy Award-winning debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish introduced herself to Apple Music listeners with her show ‘groupies have feelings too’. Now she’s back—along with her dad, Patrick O’Connell—with a new show, ‘me & dad radio’.
“My dad and I have been putting each other on to music since I can remember,” she told Apple Music, “and we want to share it with you.”
See the post, below.
In other Eilish-related news, the singer was recently speaking to the Australian radio broadcaster Triple J as part of their annual voter-led countdown of great tunes from the year and picked out nine of her own favourite songs of the year.
The songs included were They include The Strokes’ track ‘At The Door’, James Blake‘s heart-wrenching gem ‘Are You Even Real?’, of course, there was room for Phoebe Bridgers‘ ‘Savior Complex’, as well as a nod to Jorja Smith‘s ‘By Any Means’ and Dominic Fike‘s ‘Chicken Tenders’.
The other four entries come from similar grounds, included Drake‘s ‘Time Flies’, ‘Drinks’ by Cyn, ‘Kata’ by a lesser-known artist Tekno and ‘To Let A Good Thing Die’ by Bruno Major. It completed a searing list of nine songs which, for Billie Eilish, make 2020 brilliant.
One record has meant more than most, The Strokes new LP: “It’s been my favourite album in many years,” she said of the album. “There is something about The Strokes, I don’t know what it is, man. I love ‘At The Door’, I love the melodies, I love the lyrics, I love everything about it. The Strokes hit a nerve.”
You can listen to the nine songs below as part of a playlist we’ve created for you.
Billie Eilish’s favourite songs of 2020:
- ‘At The Door’ – The Strokes
- ‘Are You Even Real?’ – James Blake
- ‘Savior Complex’ – Phoebe Bridgers
- ‘By Any Means’ – Jorja Smith
- ‘Chicken Tenders’ – Dominic Fike
- ‘Time Flies’ – Drake
- ‘Drinks’ – Cyn
- ‘Kata’ – Tekno
- ‘To Let A Good Thing Die’ – Bruno Major