SINGLE REVIEW: Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over

I’m just going to say it, Billie Eilish is a little overrated. The sixteen year old singer-songwriter impressed with her vulnerable releases ‘Ocean Eyes’, ‘Bellyache’ and ‘Watch’ which showcased a maturity beyond her years. But after finding out that her songs are actually written and produced by her older brother, I felt a little cheated and disassociated from her. Because in the end it’s Finneas’ vulnerability we are connecting to through Billie’s angelic vocals. But as her debut album starts to finally take shape she’s released the official second single which is a minimalist affair. ‘When The Party’s Over’ looks as putting distance between herself and a lover with an angry and honest tone setting the mood. “But nothing is better sometimes, once we’ve both said our goodbyes. Let’s just let it go, let me let you go”. It would’ve been nice to hear this angst and heartbreak a little more as I feel she doesn’t completely commit to the feelings that she begins to unravel. The production just doesn’t sound finished and could’ve done with an extra layer to make it that something a bit more special. Finneas’ songwriting is truly special but this song is probably one of their weakest moments yet which is purely because of the disjointed delivery. 

 

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