This year was and is with no doubt a successful year for Eilish. Even though Covid-19 was and still sets the pace in the world, she was able to bring new music and projects which have been embraced and rewarded worldwide.
The success started this year on January 14, 2020, when Eilish was announced as performer of the title track for the 25th installment in the James Bond film franchise, “No Time to Die”, written and produced with her brother. With this announcement, Eilish became the youngest artist to write and perform a James Bond theme song. It was also Eilish’s first No. 1 single in the UK.
At the 62nd Grammy Awards, she became the youngest person and first woman to win the four main Grammy categories – Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year – in the same year.
On July 30, 2020, Eilish released “My Future”, her first original release since “No Time to Die”, along with an animated video.
In October 2020, Eilish announced a livestream concert titled Where Do We Go? At October 24 with proceeds from the show’s merchandise raising funds to support event crew members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eilish was also the winner of three Billboard Music Awards on October 24, 2020—Billboard Music Award for Top Female Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top Billboard 200 Album (When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?), and Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist—out of the 12 that she was nominated for.
On November 12, 2020 “Therefore I Am” Eilish’s new and third single of 2020 was released. Eilish will perform the live debut of “Therefore I Am” during the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 22.
Of course, fans were expecting that Eilish would bring out her new album this year, after releasing “Therefore I am”. But her brother and producer Finneas said in an interview with the Australian newspaper The Herald Sun, that the new Billie Eilish album won’t be released during the pandemic, not until she can safely tour. He added to it “I want it to be the album everyone’s out dancing in the streets to”.
Eilish own opinion about her new album was revealed during an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 where she said that the situation birthed “a completely different” album to what was likely intended initially. “That’s what we’ve been talking about for months about how this year has sucked for a lot of people, and as much as I wished that I had been able to have the year I was planning on having and tour and blah, blah, blah, we would never have made this album,” Eilish told Lowe, while promoting her brand new single ‘Therefore I Am‘ today (November 12).
She continued: “I mean, we would have made something, but it would have been completely different. It’s not like we’re making songs about quarantine, we’re just in a different mindset than we would be otherwise. And that’s just how everything is. It’s the butterfly effect. It’s like if you hadn’t done this three years ago, maybe you wouldn’t be doing this three years later. It’s just the way that it is. At the same time, this is the most time off I’ve ever had in my life, first of all. And especially since this all started like five years ago.
“So it’s been a blessing, huge blessing and a curse, but I’m really, really happy that we’ve been able to make the things that we’re making. And I can’t wait for you to hear this sh-t. I can’t wait to have the world hear. I’m very excited and hopeful for the future.”
Let’s hope that we can see Eilish performing here new album live during her tour around the world next year.