Billie Eilish – “Ocean Eyes” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
Billie Eilish is 14 years old, the child of two actor/musicians from LA. She cites Lana Del Rey and Tyler, The Creator as key influences, and that’s clear enough from her new “Ocean Eyes” video, which borrows the former’s noirish drama and the latter’s knack for compelling one-take clips. But for all Eilish’s idiosyncratic influences, the song is pure pop, a ballad about longing for reconciliation with an ex. I can imagine it becoming a major hit, and director Megan Thompson’s video will certainly help. Eilish has the star power to sell a song with little more than some dramatic glances under moody lighting. Check it out below.