FROM THE MOMENT the red velvet curtain opened, revealing the energetic teen pop singer – with her striking silver hair – the crowd came alive.
15-year-old LA-born pop singer, Billie Eilish, took to the stage last Friday night at The Toff in Town for her sold-out 18+ show.
Eilish proved that talent transcends age, as she stunned the packed out venue with her effortless, brooding voice; it was hard to believe she was the youngest person in the room.
She couldn’t wipe the smile off her face while Melbourne warmly welcomed her with endless cheers and applause. When she was handed a red rose from a front-row fan, Eilish swooned and embraced the gift with appreciation.
“I love you guys so much! You guys are rad. It’s nice to meet all of you!” she said.
Eilish performed songs from her recent debut EP, ‘dont smile at me’, including bellyache, ocean eyes, and singles, six feet under, and bored which featured on the popular Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why.
Accompanied by her older brother, Finneas – on keyboard and guitar – it was clear music ran in their blood as they shared special moments on stage.
Eilish humbly gave Finneas his moment in the spotlight, asking the audience to pay attention despite her momentary break. He performed a heart-rending acoustic version of his latest single, I’m in Love Without You, which wowed the crowd.
“Doesn’t it make you want to cry? I just want to cry,” Eilish said after the emotional performance, before hugging him.
Eilish showed off her own skills, playing the ukulele during a stripped-back version of Drake’s hit, Hotline Bling which transitioned into her song, party favor.
The highlight of the night was Eilish’s new song, performed on the keyboard; she had the audience in the palm of her hand, captivated by her raw vulnerability.
“If you wanna know how I’m feeling, you can go to my Twitter,” Eilish joked.
“Or, you can listen to my music.”
Wise beyond her years, Eilish sings so sweetly about dark things, yet manages to soothe the soul with her calming voice.
It’s only the beginning of her career, but there’s no doubt this charming teen singer will soon be selling out arenas all over the world.