Billie Eilish discusses exploitation in British Vogue interview

Artist Billie Eilish states she is reclaiming her power by speaking up versus systemic abuse, body positivity and the impractical expectations put on girls.
In the cover story for British Style’s June edition, 19-year-old Eilish spoke with reporter Laura Snapes about her brand-new single and her progressing relationship with her own body.

The accompanying picture shoot sees the several Grammy winner avoid her hallmark extra-large shape in favor of a series of form-fitting catsuits and corset-inspired appearances styled with pieces from designers such as Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Valentino and Burberry. She likewise exposed a brand-new blonde hairdo after years of sporting her signature green locks.

This is a huge modification for Eilish, who stated in the interview that her body is her “deepest insecurity” and “was the initial reason for my depression when I was younger.”

Eilish is wearing a custom trench and corseted body by Burberry, Mugler stocking boots and Thomasine tulle gloves.

Eilish is using a custom-made trench and corseted body by Burberry, Mugler equipping boots and Thomasine tulle gloves. Credit: Craig McDean

In the honest interview, Eilish stated ladies are anticipated to mature too quick. “It’s an insane thing,” she stated. “Young women, we’re expected to know and do everything, and be everyone’s mom when we’re like, 15.”

Discussing her brand-new single, “Your Power,” the vocalist stated: “It’s an open letter to people who take advantage — mostly men.” In the tune, Eilish addresses somebody who has actually abused a small, however it’s not targeted at any specific, she stated.

“I would like people to listen to me. And not just try to figure out who I’m talking about, because it’s not about that. It’s really not at all about one person. You might think, ‘It’s because she’s in the music industry’ — no, dude. It’s everywhere,” she included.

“I don’t know one girl or woman who hasn’t had a weird experience, or a really bad experience. And men, too — young boys are taken advantage of constantly.”

Discussing her own experiences in the spotlight she stated, “Don’t make me not a role model because you’re turned on by me.”

Eilish likewise preempts what she believes specific individuals may state about her brand-new instructions: “‘If you’re about body positivity, why would you wear a corset? Why wouldn’t you show your actual body?'”

However the young star stated self-confidence is her only gospel. “It’s all about what makes you feel good. If you want to get surgery, go get surgery. If you want to wear a dress that somebody thinks that you look too big wearing, f*** it — if you feel like you look good, you look good.”

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Billie Eilish dumped her hallmark baggy clothing and green hair for the British Style picture shoot. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Snapes composes that Eilish exposes she has actually experienced abuse, however does not enter into individual information.

“You can always be taken advantage of. That’s a big problem in the world of domestic abuse or statutory rape — girls that were very confident and strong-willed finding themselves in situations where they’re like, ‘Oh my god, I’m the victim here?'” Eilish informed the publication.

“And it’s so embarrassing and humiliating and demoralising to be in that position of thinking you know so much and then you realise, I’m being abused right now.”

The brand-new single addresses the vibrant in between abuser and victim, along with popular individuals like herself and those who “would honestly do anything you say,” stated Eilish.

“It’s about taking that power back, showing it off and not taking advantage with it,” she stated. “I’m not letting myself be owned anymore.”

See the complete function in the June problem of British Style readily available through digital download and on newsstands on May 7.

Eilish’s brand-new album “Happier Than Ever” is set to launch on July 30.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.