Single Review: Billie Eilish & Khalid – Lovely

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Billie Eilish and Khalid drop cinematic duet
Billie Eilish is only 16 years old, but she has been a rising star for a while now. The singer-songwriter and pop star is immensely talented and delivers a mature sound for her age. For her new single ‘Lovely’ she managed to work with another pop star who has talent beyond his years; Khalid! The ‘American Teen’ launched the duet ‘Love Lies’ with Fifth Harmony’s Normani earlier this year as part of the soundtrack for the movie Love, Simon and he is back for another one with Billie now.

A duet between Billie Eilish and Khalid is like a junior version of a Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd duet. The sound is cinematic, the vibe is full of drama and their voices blend so well together! The part at the end of the chorus where Eilish switches to the higher register of her vocals and sings the ‘Isn’t it lovely…’ part is heavenly. The prominent strings and rolling drums echo the unique style of Lana’s ‘Video Games’, but both Billie and Khalid have enough personality in their vocals and lyrics to make it completely their own. Their way of describing their battle with depression is heartwrenching, but empowering at the same time. They poured bucketloads of talent in this song and both are going to put their marks on pop music in the coming years!

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