The former drummer of Nirvana believes that the state of the modern music scene is in trustworthy hands, although many have criticized it. While Grohl actively tries to stay updated with current trends, his finger remains firmly on the pulse of the music industry, despite being middle-aged.
Finneas, along with her sibling, has created her records in a DIY manner within her bedroom, defying the music industry’s expectations by not utilizing costly studios. Eilish has completely transformed popular music and introduced a fresh style of pop that is true to its essence. Billie Eilish is undeniably the voice of this generation, and Grohl, the modern musician, is strongly supporting her.
Eilish had no idea of starting her journey when she was asked by Finneas to choreograph a dance piece for her class, and create an original music. Eilish made her first move into becoming a recording artist in 2015. The pair were homeschooled by their parents, who prioritized creative freedom and promoting artistry above traditional education.
The major record label quickly accessed her recording on the SoundCloud streaming platform after her viral song went suddenly and viral. However, Finneas, her teacher, felt that she should add her voice to the recording because it would make the track more suitable. He fulfilled her wishes by creating ‘Ocean Eyes’.
“When I look at someone like Billie Eilish, it’s not dead to say that she’s into rock ‘n’ roll. People are obsessed with her, just like my daughters who happened to have the same thing with Nirvana in 1991. In a conference discussion at PollstarLive, Grohl said in-depth that Eilish Billie is even compared to Nirvana. As a result, her debut album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” Became a hit in the household in 2019.”
A few months later, during Josh Homme’s appearance on the Alligator Hour radio show, frontman of the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, expressed that he felt the power of her live shows, like something explosive, and mentioned that Billie Eilish gave him flowers.
“She’s similar to Morrissey – the bond she shares with her audience,” Grohl added. “The individuals present, not only young individuals, but also those young individuals who attend the show, are incredibly enthusiastic about the atmosphere, like that particular realm.”
“She initiated a revolution and seized control of the world,” expressed Grohl. “That’s the epitome of rock ‘n’ roll for me when I witness the remarkable Billie Eilish. They may not possess the same level of popularity as Nicki Minaj, but there are numerous exceptional young bands that are excelling and possess dedicated fan bases. I comprehend how the dynamics have changed for younger bands in today’s era,” he conveyed to The Independent. Eilish continues to occupy his thoughts, and according to Grohl, she represents the current embodiment of rebelliousness in rock ‘n’ roll. Three years have passed since then.
I fully support Grohl’s glowing review of Eilish’s historic set at Glastonbury Festival, where she proved that the sky is the limit for her talents as a performer and had the youngest-ever festival crowd in awe.