Billie Eilish’s highly anticipated documentary is finally out and to say expectations were overwhelmingly exceeded is an understatement. The exclusive Apple Original, Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, directed by award-winning director R.J. Cutler, premiered yesterday and it is quite honestly one of the best artist documentaries made.
The film follows Eilish’s journey over the past few years, illuminating the days since her debut “Ocean Eyes” single. The documentary gives fans all access to the creative process of Eilish’s music with her well-known brother and fellow singer/producer Finneas O’Connell, a glimpse of the hectic tour life, struggling relationships and family life. What sets this film apart is the true authenticity and willingness to show and talk about Eilish at both her highest and lowest points in life which reflects in her music. At almost 2 and a half hours long, it’s clear that family is the center of this team and encouragement of self, while navigating obstacles and pressure fame may throw their way. It presents Billie’s success as she embarks on world tours, breaking records, topping the charts, headlining Coachella and ending the past year with multiple Grammy wins. Yet with all the success, at the end of the day Eilish is still a teenager learning and going through life with the good and bad, such as getting her drivers license and first car, going through a relationship and heartbreak, managing mental, physical and emotional health and undoubtedly an exciting moment of meeting her lifelong idol Justin Bieber (although the only difference is she released a remix with him.) It is one of the most raw and beautifully inspiring artist documentaries, demonstrating Eilish as a true force and the epitome of unprecedented talent.
It’s still incredible that at just 18 years old Billie Eillish is one of the most passionate, honest and strong-willed artists in the industry right now, creating such pure and relatable music that bring together so many.
You can watch Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry now on Apple TV.