Billie Eilish, the pop sensation, recently recounted a childhood story on her program, which startled many of her followers. The Grammy-winning artist was not just a Belieber, but a massive lover of Taylor Swift, too.
Billie and her father, Patrick O'Connell, created a playlist of 2000s songs that includes legendary musicians like Britney Spears and the Spice Girls. Yet, Taylor Swift's "Picture to Burn" captivated her.
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I loved this song back then because I thought it was so bada--. I thought it was so cool and mean. I just loved it.
Billie and Taylor share a mutual admiration. When Billie was named Woman of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards in 2019, she praised Taylor in her victory speech, stating she had taken good care of her. Taylor thanked Billie and called her one of the most pertinent female pop musicians.
Despite her love for the song, Billie stated that she had no idea it was a Taylor Swift song until this year. She said,
It's crazy. I actually didn't know it was Taylor Swift until this year. When I listen to it now, I'm like, 'Wow, I totally didn't realize how country this was.'
Furthermore, the talented singer admitted that she didn't understand the influence the song carried at the time.
The 'bad guy' hitmaker explained,
I didn't understand at all what a 'picture to burn' meant. The only word 'burn' that I knew, that I thought that she meant, was, like, when you burn a CD.
Billie's statement has generated a debate in the fandom when it comes to the value of music education and the influence of childhood memories on singers' careers. The unexpected link between two of the music industry's top ladies is sparking interest among their fans, who are eager to see the duo work on something together in the future.
Needless to say, Billie's revelation shows us that even the world's top performers have childhood loves and that we should never be embarrassed by our music choices, no matter how different they are from what we now value.
Before you leave, check out the story of Taylor's aspirations growing up.