Teen phenomenon Billie Eilish has revealed a stunning new dance performance video for her debut smash “Ocean Eyes” today. Originally inspired by a dance recital for Billie to be choreographed by her teacher, “Ocean Eyes” soon took on a life of its own when it was uploaded onto Soundcloud and then suddenly went viral worldwide. More than 20 million combined streams later and praise from influencers, tastemakers and critics from around the world, Billie Eilish is now on the fast track to becoming one of the world’s most exciting artists to come out of the U.S.
Now, to honor the single that ignited everything for her earlier this year, the Los Angeles based artist decided to create and release a dance performance video for “Ocean Eyes” for her fans. “Like music, dance has always been my passion; a way to express how I feel. Billie tells i-D Magazine. “We originally recorded Ocean Eyes for a dance recital to be choreographed by my teacher Fred. We produced it with a tempo and arrangement that would fit lyrical/contemporary dance thinking through every moment.” She continues. “I ended up being injured and wasn’t able to dance for a long time, so after all that has happened with our music this year it is especially exciting to be able to do this video. Working with Fred and other dancers from the studio and just finally getting to dance again is amazing!”
Compelling in all its elegance and simplicity, and giving new life to one of the most loved songs of 2016, watch the new video for “Ocean Eyes” here. “Ocean Eyes” is available now on all digital platforms, along with her other breath taking release “Six Feet Under.”
Recently, the 14-year-old also inked a record deal with Darkroom/Interscope Records and is currently working in the studio on new material.
Having played a handful of sold-out shows on the west coast this summer, Billie Eilish plans to release new music very soon and tour the world in 2017. More details to come very soon.