Billie Eilish’s new documentary, “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry” is revealing the secrets of her life, which is important to learn in the modern age of social media where teenagers seek fame.
From recording her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, in her childhood bedroom with her producer and older brother, Finneas, to her struggles with the whirlwind of superstardom.
“Billie Eilish did not become a superstar overnight, as much as it may seem that way. Her rise to superstardom was more of a slow, steady burn, and it’s the subject of a new Apple TV+ documentary, Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, debuting on February 26,” Vogue posted to Instagram on Saturday.
“The documentary provides an intimate glimpse into how the 19-year-old singer has dealt with fame and touring, struggles with her mental and physical health, and just being a teen, following Eilish through her journey from recording her debut album to career-highs like amassing 11 #Grammys with her brother, Finneas, at last year’s ceremony,” Vogue concluded the post.
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“I look into the crowd and I see every single person in there is going through something,” Eilish shares in a trailer for the doc. “I have the same problem. I was like, ‘Why don’t I turn this into art instead of just living with it?” R.J. Cutler directs the documentary, and he disclosed his behind the scene experience of working with the teen superstar.
“[For] every 17-year-old, your 17th year’s quite a ride,” Cutler noted. “But this one involved, you know, emerging as the voice of a generation, if not the voice of our time, and the burdens, responsibilities, privileges, opportunities that go along with that.”
In the documentary, the superstar also shares her relationship with Q, which ultimately failed.
“I don’t think you should be in a relationship super excited about things that the other person couldn’t care less about…. There was just a lack of effort, I think. I was like, ‘Dude, you don’t even have enough love to love yourself, you can’t love me. And you don’t,'” Eilish explained.
“I do love him though, which is what made it harder,” she continues. “‘Cause I’m not over him. I didn’t find someone else, I didn’t stop having love for him. I just spent time away from him for a little bit and I was like, ‘Wow, I’m missing so much because I’m worried about you all the time.'”
“It was important to show all aspects of what she experienced as a young woman coming of age in this moment,” the director added. “Q was a big part of that. It was important to include because it’s who she is.”
“This is the story of this particular young woman, who’s on a number of different journeys,” he added of the doc. “She’s on a journey with her art. She’s on a journey with her business. She’s on a journey with her mental health. She’s on a journey with her heart. She’s on a journey with her physical health. And she’s on a journey with her family.”