Billie Eilish has officially released Guitar Songs across DSPs today. Two songs, the previously heard and much loved ‘TV,’ and a brand-new track titled ‘The 30th.’ Today’s release follows her surprise live performance and debut of ‘TV’ in the U.K. last month, during her sold out HAPPIER THAN EVER WORLD TOUR.
“We haven’t played a new song live before it’s out since 2017 or 2018,” Billie told concertgoers before she and her brother Finneas performed it for the first time.
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‘TV’ and ‘The 30th’ – Billie Eilish
It closes with live vocals from her audience, recorded in Manchester’s twenty-one thousand capacity AO Arena last month. Both songs serve a reminder that 20-year-old Eilish remains one of the most treasured singer-songwriters of her generation. Writing and releasing music both observational and reflective on her own life experiences and society – something all the greatest songwriters have done before her.
Billie shared with fans today:
“Finneas and I really wanted these to be yours as soon as possible. So here they are!! Performing “TV” on tour was such a highlight for us too, so we took the audio from the first night we played it in Manchester and put it in the song. I get shivers every time I hear it. Hope you love the songs and thank you for letting us share our music with you.”
When you listen to TV there’s an audible melancholy and depressive loneliness evident in the mix. Which works well given the lyrical content and the mention of ‘Roe v Wade’ makes it a definite tear jerker. But it’s the mix of the live vocals closing out the song in front of 21,000 screaming Billie Eilish fans that will give you chills.
We’ve included the playlist of TV and The 30th at the top of this post.
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