By Cassidy Reyna
Apple TV+’s new documentary, “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry” gives a raw look at the life of Billie Eilish and the road leading to her last album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
Viewers are automatically brought into Eilish’s life three years after her song, “Ocean Eyes,” put her on the map.
Eilish is candid about how she feels and how she views her fans. She explains that she can see her fans and know that they’re all going through something, they’re not just fans to her, but family.
Eilish grew up in a household based around music, since she was home schooled, it’s all she’s known, along with her brother, Finneas, who is also an artist.
The audience is shown Billie and Finneas’ creative style when it comes to writing the album and her plans for future music videos.
Director R.J. Cutler is not trying to paint a pretty picture of Eilish. It shows who she truly is, a sarcastic teenager that is just trying to navigate her life as a huge star. It shows the stress she faces going into making “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” Despite the fame she has, she still lives her life as a normal teenager, from getting her driver’s permit to dealing with a toxic relationship and graduating high school.
The documentary is so powerful, that it can make the audience become very emotional.
That is what makes the documentary great, because Eilish is so raw with her feelings. Fans can see how hard she is on herself as an artist because she wants to do the absolute best and not let her fans down.
Due to being on social media, Eilish is even harder on herself because of the hate that she faces.
Viewers can see how it is hard for her to do something freely, because as an artist she wants to be proud of it.
Fans are shown how she tends to feel about herself and how her mental health takes a very strong toll on her.
She explains the fact that she knows her music is sad, but it’s exactly how she feels. She is not going to write songs that don’t say what she’s feeling because it’s not authentic to who she is.
Her music helps her from doing anything rash and keeps her sane. Many fans may relate to this sentiment especially since, life in this day and age is very depressing.
It’s great to have artists truly display their emotions in their music and be their true selves to their audience.
The documentary is very similar to other artists’ documentaries, like Lady Gaga’s “Gaga: Five Foot Two” and “One Direction: This Is Us.” It shows who Eilish truly is, as it’s emotional, raw and powerful.
Since Eilish has been in the spotlight at a young age, being in the scene can really take a toll on a person’s mental health.
Overall, Cutler’s documentary does a great job of showing who Eilish truly is along with shining a light on mental health. Eilish is a role model for many and this just shows that she earns that role in being so true to herself, her fans and loved ones.