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icked sense of humor, and inimitable fashion sense filtered through a kaleidoscope of hip-hop, grunge, and glam tendencies ready to practically levitate above any runway. Its this kind of je nais sais quoi that fueled the meteoric rise of her debut single Ocean Eyes. Produced by big brother Finneas OConnell, a whopping four-and-a-half years older than she is, the siblings uploaded the track to Soundcloud in 2015, and it became a veritable phenomenon, generating 40 million cumulative Spotify streams and 5 million YouTube/VEVO views. In between signing to Darkroom/Interscope during 2016, Vogue decried her, Pops Next It Girl, and she received love from i-D Magazine, V Magazine, and Beats 1 tastemaker Zane Lowe. This fervor stems from a combination of the whimsy Billie creates by being herself and an impressive I-dont-give-an-eff imperviousness.I want to say things that people think but nobody says, she explains. I like to make myself uncomfortable and spend my day out of my comfort zone musically and in terms of how I look. I really like being judged. I dont care if its a good or bad judgment, Im in your head now, and youre thinking about me.In many ways, Billie has been working towards this in earnest since birth. Her wise and warm actor/teacher/artist parents fondly recall, She couldnt go without singing for even a moment. By eight-years-old, she joined the renowned Los Angeles Childrens Chorus and would go on to perform everywhere from Japan to the Hollywood Bowl with John Williams and Walt Disney Concert Hall. A lifelong dancer, she also became a part of a dance company at Revolution Dance Center. Within the familys East Los Angeles quaint creative oasis complete with a handmade treehouse and trapeze equipment, her parents homeschooled Billie. Her youth would be augmented and enhanced by a much larger community of friends often devoting Fridays to group art projects and all kinds of adventures.Since I wasnt forced to do anything, it made me want to learn and do cer
March 20, 2018
March 20, 2018
Black Cat 1811 Fourteenth Street Washington, District of Columbia 20009 United States
Concerts & Music
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