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Billie Eilish Explains Why She Is 'Still Figuring Out' How to Exist on the Internet

Billie Eilish Explains Why She Is 'Still Figuring Out' How to Exist on the Internet

Billie Eilish is opening up.

The 19-year-old Happier Than Ever singer got candid in an interview with Stormzy for i-D Magazine.

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Here’s what she had to say…

On career goals: “I want to be an album artist, not a singles artist. I don’t think there are a lot of album artists, but I love albums that sound like a complete work. An album is the opportunity for a musician to make the largest scale of artwork they can – not just a bunch of songs in a playlist. An album is a beautiful thing. And lyrics are an important part of that. They do feel under appreciated sometimes, or that people don’t try as hard. When a song has good lyrics, I really appreciate it.”

On opinions of her online: “It’s tough and I’m still figuring it out. I like the internet. I like memes and s–t like that. But no matter what I do, I can’t avoid myself. I’m everywhere. I feel sorry for all the people who hate me because they can’t avoid me either. But I don’t want to read about Billie Eilish doing this or that from someone who doesn’t know s–t about me. Like, please. I want to make music. I get annoyed about it. But it’s funny. Why do people need to have an opinion about everything I do or say or wear or look like and f–king feel. I just want to make music. I’m just a random girl who likes to sing. It’s not that deep. Just listen to the music and shut the f–k up about my life.”

On sharing details of her life: ” I feel conflicted about it. I don’t always want to tell the world intimate details about my life, I don’t really want people to know everything about me, but at the same time I want people to be able to feel seen and heard if they’ve experienced the same things I have. I want to be helpful. I want people to realize that it’s OK, that everyone goes through this. You can speak for people who don’t have a voice. But also, it’s conflicting, because sometimes you also don’t want to talk about it. It’s a tough responsibility because it’s also not my responsibility. I don’t owe anyone anything.”

Billie also just stepped out for the premiere of a huge new project.

For more from Billie Eilish, head to i-D.vice.com.

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