Billie Eilish credits cult horror flick as “main inspiration” for album art
The musician really loves this film.June 14, 2019
We love Billie Eilish because she’s never afraid to get a little creepy, in both her sound and aesthetics.
We saw this in her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? With the album art, videos and more.
Apparently, Eilish got some horror movie inspiration just to achieve that creepy factor from a cult horror movie — The Babadook.
Eilish took to Instagram Stories to share the insight when she was accepting questions from fans.
Someone asked what inspired the cover art, to which she responded a drawing featuring the sinister figure.
A different fan also asked if she had seen the film before.
“One of my favorite movies in the world. The babadook was the complete main inspiration for wwafawdwg,” she said.
Honestly, we see the inspiration now that she’s mentioned it, especially when we start thinking back to things like the “bury a friend” video. You can watch that below.
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Billie Eilish has made her lack of ’90s knowledge very clear during her rise to fame, now adding another classic staple to her list.
Nardwuar asked Eilish what she thought of celebrity endorsements, prompting her to ask for more information on the gift she was handed.
“So who is Hilary Duff, is the real question,” she says.
Eilish was also asked if she will ever have her own trademarked sleeping bag.
“This is hard, of course there will be,” she answers.
The singer ends up trying on the sleeping bag after some prodding from Nardwuar, which could fit in perfectly with her well-known baggy wardrobe.
You can check out the full interview below, with the sleeping bag being gifted around the 13-minute mark.
The internet has been crazy about Eilish since her mainstream takeover. One fan went as far as recreating the singer’s track “bad guy” by using more than 100 snippets from movies, TV shows and more.
Some of the scenes used also go along well with the instrumentals of the song. We couldn’t imagine how long it took this person, YouTube username Tiago Teixeira, to make this video.
“This was a lot of work, but it’s far from perfect. I tried to keep it edgy but make sure it keep it safe for every audience,” the person wrote on Reddit when posting a link to the video.
You can check out the pop culture-filled version of Eilish’s “bad guy” below, as well as see the trippy original video if you’re feeling in the mood.
What do you think of Billie Eilish giving The Babadook some love? Sound off in the comments below!