Billie Eilish is known for her macabre visuals. She has released music videos that feature spiders, monsters and needles, and a dark liquid that oozes out of your orifices. With aesthetics like these, it's no wonder that the 17-year-old was the latest subject for the popular YouTube series "Adults React." A panel of nine sat down to watch her music videos for the first time, and their reactions are so spot on.
“She looks freaky as hell,” one woman commented.
“She pulls off if Tim Burton were an indie pop punk girl singer,” said a man. But some of the best reactions came from a panelist who just didn't know how to feel.
“She has such a like pretty voice but she does some of the scariest stuff visually with her videos,” he said. “I’m like ‘Come on girl I can’t watch this at night.’”
“See I’m just like ‘You scary b**** but I love you,” he continued. Later in the video, the same person said “Gosh dammit, this is gross! But it sounds so pretty!”
This was a common reaction, with people calling her "disturbingly awesome," and noting that her voice is "particularly pretty and haunting at the same time.” However, while most of the subjects were a little creeped out about the music videos, one simply praised the anti-pop star for her creativeness. “I don’t see anything shocking about it—it’s storytelling,” she said.
No matter how freaked out each adult was after watching Eilish's videos, the consensus was a resounding "yes" when asked if they would check out her debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? when it comes out on Friday (March 29).
Watch the "Adults React" video below.