Apple TV+ is set to release a new documentary this Friday, Feb. 26. Here are the details you need to know.
“Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry” is a coming-of-age documentary centering around the life of iconic 19-year-old singer/songwriter Billie Eilish. This behind-the-scenes special will be available on Apple TV+ this Friday, and fans around the world are already buzzing.
The film will uncover how Eilish went from being a normal teenager to a global sensation at 17 years old. It sheds an exclusive light on Eilish’s experiences navigating life on the road, performing on-stage for thousands and creating her hit debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?,” that would win Album Of The Year at the 62nd Grammy Awards.
Eilish first gained attention after uploading her song “Ocean Eyes” on Soundcloud in Nov. 2015 at 13 years old. The song soon became known across the globe. Since then, Eilish’s career has continued to soar.
Created by filmmaker R.J. Cutler, the film is said to offer a “deeply intimate” look into Eilish’s life. The documentary, which will feature Eilish, her brother Finneas and parents Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell, has been a hot topic since Apple TV+ released the trailer last December. The trailer includes footage of Eilish in her childhood home, the place where she did most of her writing and recording with Finneas before becoming a household name.
Apple TV+ has mentioned that the film plans on shedding light on her work ethic while also focusing on her life at home, showing audiences how she wrote her songs. This will be highly impactful for fans who have followed Eilish’s journey since the start.
“Her music is different but the same every time; it usually has a new message every time,” one fan said. I think the film will help fans understand the messages behind some of her deepest songs and how they connect to her personally.
One of Eilish’s most unique qualities is her ability to be herself both on and off the stage. Her distinct clothing attire, mature voice and attitude towards life emphasize the power of her music even more.
“I’ve been waiting for a documentary like this. I love Billie’s music and I think the film will show a lot of behind-the-scenes elements that portray what each of her songs truly mean and how she came up with them,” said Sonam Sedev who has been a fan of Eilish for three years now.
Despite being a world-famous superstar, Eilish hopes her film will connect her to her fans in a way that shows them she’s also a normal teenager.
“This is my parent’s bed, and I sleep in here because I’m scared of monsters,” said Eilish in the trailer of her documentary.
Her down-to-earth personality is what ultimately attracts her millions of fans. The fact that audiences will be able to connect with Eilish on an even deeper level will likely leave her with a larger, more loyal fanbase.
Eilish said she “cried out of joy” upon watching the film for the first time. “We were in my living room,” she wrote. “I was like, ‘Nope, nobody’s allowed to see it — not my family — nobody’s allowed to see it until I’ve seen it because I knew there was some stuff in there that I was going to be mortified by.’” Her tearful reaction suggests the film was everything she could have dreamed of.
Eilish posted a multi-colored blurry photo of herself on Instagram Tuesday. In her caption she wrote, “3 days” with the hashtag, “#theworldsalittleblurry.” The photo surpassed 2 million likes within the first five hours of it being online. In addition to her post on Instagram, she also tweeted the photo on Twitter with a link to add the film to your “up next” list on Apple TV+.
As fans await the film release, a global live premiere event will take place on the Apple TV app on Thursday. The event will start at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time and will also be featured on the Apple Music app and Eilish’s YouTube channel. There will be an exclusive performance from the singer, video packages from the film, an interview with director R.J. Cutler and an “intimate conversation” with Eilish hosted by DJ Zane Lowe.
Don’t forget to tune in on Friday for the public release of the documentary on Apple TV+. It’s sure to be a film that will be widely-discussed for years to come.