Billie Eilish picking up where Lorde left off?

I will be starting this post with a completely unsubstantiated claim:

Billie Eilish is the new Lorde. 

OK, so now I’ll try to back this claim up with data.

Lorde pretty much fell off the map back in 2018 after her sophomore album, “Melodrama,” was released in 2017. To date, it’s sold under a million whereas her first album (“Pure Heroine,” 2013) blew up all the charts and has since sold over 4 million.

Enter Billie Eilish.

Billie Eilish’s debut album came in 2019 and, like Lorde’s first album, has slaughtered the charts. She has a couple of big hits from that album and is basically the belle of the ball at this point. Both Billie and Lorde were 17 years old when their first albums debuted. Lorde was 21 years old when her second album was released, and as of this post Billie Eilish does not have a second album made public.

I don’t feel like looking into this anymore. 🙂

But in my mind, Billie Eilish has picked up where Lorde left off. What are your thoughts? Will Billie’s second album be as well received as her first, or will it slump like Lorde’s second album did?

Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

 

And the Grammy goes to… Michelle Obama?

My thoughts keep coming back to the recent Grammy Awards that aired live Sunday night. I’ll preface this post by saying that I absolutely love music. I was pretty pumped to celebrate the great music from 2019, because there was a lot of it! The show was hosted by ultra-feminist Alecia Keys and, well, she said one thing I agreed with… music is a language we all can understand (or something similar to that). Outside of that, I was so turned off by the political overtones, the controversies, etc… so the show just isn’t sitting well in my memory. 

Before writing this post, I read the entire list of nominees and winners for the entire show. I was surprised to see a former First Lady on the list… Michelle Obama! She won for Best Spoken Word Album. 

The day after the Awards show, I thought about who WAS there, and who WASN’T there… wondering, “Where was Kanye West?” From the research I did on the nomination process, I think the artists/management submit their work for possible inclusion as a nominee in any of the categories, so it’s entirely possible that Kanye just didn’t care to be part of the show at all. It’s not like he has a good relationship with the Grammy’s anyway. But if that’s not the case, though, let’s say he DID want to be part of the show, wouldn’t they want to include him after his very successful launch of “Jesus Is King”? Not to even mention or highlight this in the show seems a bit shady and quite possibly very much on purpose. It goes back to the agenda from the Hollywood elite, or the liberal media, or progressive celebrities, however you want to categorize them… they’re all about inclusion except for those who disagree with them. For instance, where was NF? He has 2 albums in the top hundred of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums of 2019

So much for celebrating diverse music! 

Other notable artists who had a huge year in 2019 include Imagine Dragons, Luke Combs, Lauren Daigle, Ava Max, and Panic! at the Disco, all who were nowhere to be found on Grammy night. Something’s up with this so if you know more about it than I do, please comment below… 

Thanks for stopping by! 

-Out of the Wilderness