|Billie Eilish has always been honest about herself and wants to use her platform to encourage fans to be kinder to themselves / Photo Credit via buzzfuss via 123RF|
Billie Eilish has come a long way since she started off. From “Ocean Eyes,” she has kept up singing in the same ethereal, beautifully otherworldly voice that captivated so many of her fans. But she gets a little real in The Gayle King Grammy Special and talks about the fleeting feeling that is happiness.
Eilish has always been honest about herself, and she talks about that too on Gayle King’s show, which aired on CBS Thursday.
King asked Eilish a little bit about her song “I Love You,” which Eilish was quick to agree was actually a sad song. She told King that “I Love You” was actually a song where Eilish laments feeling as though she might never be happy again, “ever,” she says, as if for emphasis.
She also explains to King that the song aims to describe “how terrifying the feeling of love is and how debilitating it is.” But when it comes to her fans, she extends a more compassionate encouragement.
As someone who understands and goes through the same struggles as her fans, Eilish makes it a point to support her fans in their dark times. Eilish herself has been to very dark places, having resorted to self-harm in the past. She understands that is something that some of her fans deal with as well, and as a result, she often uses her platform to make sure to remind them to be a little kinder to themselves.
Eilish says when she sees some of her friends have cuts on their arms, she would “just grab them by the shoulders” and tell them, “Please, take care of yourself and be good to yourself and be nice to yourself. Don’t take that extra step and hurt yourself further… when you can’t take it back.”
Even though Eilish has already achieved the success of receiving six nominations at the Grammys so early on in her career, she likes to remain true to her roots and keep connecting with her fans.