Billie Eilish has shared some of the songs that inspired her debut album, featuring the likes of Kanye West, Imogen Heap and Frank Sinatra.
The 18-year-old pop sensation became one of the biggest acts on the planet after releasing When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? in 2019.
Critics praised her distinctive vocal approach and minimalistic compositions, and now Eilish has lifted the lid on some of the artists who shaped her sound.
Posting on her Instagram Stories, Eilish took fans through a number of album tracks, sharing screenshots of the music that inspired each song.
Bad Guy was influenced by Mac Miller’s Dang!, Smino’s Amphetamine and Pink by Julia Michaels, among others.
For Xanny, Eilish listed songs such as LCD Soundystem’s New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down and Stay by Post Malone, while Bury a Friend nodded to Garbage by Tyler, The Creator and Black Skinhead by Kanye West.
Phoebe Bridgers, Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, RY X and SZA were among the other musicians to get a shoutout, with Eilish adding: “The ones [tracks] I didn’t post kinda inspired themselves.”
Eilish was set to tour in support of her debut album but was forced to cancel a string of dates in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.