Billie Eilish’s ‘Bury a Friend’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live! was creepy, dark and very cool

Watch Billie Eilish’s ‘Bury a Friend‘ on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

17-year-old singer songwriter and pop sensation Billie Eilish has finally released her long awaited debut album.

Called When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, the album has spawned five singles already, including the hit electronic track ‘Bury a Friend‘, which Eilish performed live this week on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Interestingly, however, while When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is a superb album, and even more so as it is a debut, ‘Bury a Friend‘ itself is not a particularly great song to sing live. Not with the softness of the music and the vocal distortion that comes with it.

But Eilish still gave a superb performance that connected with the audience, and on an interestingly designed stage where she sang in front of hanging blankets.

Blankets that gave her entire performance a creepy, dark and disturbing atmosphere, and that were perfect to illustrate the narrative of the song — a track about her own problems suffering from sleep paralysis.

To show just how popular she is, and to predict just how popular she is going to become too, the video for Billie Eilish’s ‘Bury a Friend‘ on Jimmy Kimmel Live! had only been uploaded to YouTube for 30 minutes when I came across it, and it already had over 220,000 views. A precursor of things to come, I believe.

Billie Eilish’s 14-track debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is out now.  It is also a massive hit for the Los Angeles native just a day after its release, having received more than 800,000 pre-orders before it was even released.

You can listen to the album in its entirety in the Spotify widget below to see why.

Watch Billie Eilish’s ‘Bury a Friend‘ on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the video below, and keep updated on her upcoming concert tour promoting the album on her website.

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About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.