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Billie Eilish talks depression, career highs and new-found fame in honest interview with Zane Lowe

It’s been a long time since I’ve watched an almost hour-long video interview from beginning to end.

But that’s how invested I am in dark pop star Billie Eilish. If you’re a regular to TATC you’ll know this though.

In the two weeks since the release of her debut album, Eilish has broken records as well as set them. We can sit here all day debating which one is more impressive, but having 14 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 at once, whilst setting the record for the most songs on the chart amongst women is pretty impressive.

She’s also the first artist born in the 2000s to score a number one album. Christ I feel old.

In a new interview with radio icon Zane Lowe, Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell (who produced and co-wrote her smash debut album) talk very frankly about a range of topics – from depression, to her career highs, to being on the road touring with family.

And after watching this interview I think I finally understand why people are so fascinated with Eilish though – the words that come out of her mouth defy her age.

She’s an old, introspective soul and it’s been a very long time since the world has seen a global pop star like her.

Pour yourself a drink or boil the kettle and sit down to watch this interview below. It really is worth it.