Recent Releases To Check Out: Billie Eilish And Aly & AJ

On the day of making their Lollapalooza debut, Aly & AJ released their cover of The National’s “I Need My Girl.”

The cover is a soft rock take on the track, and it is a pure delight to the ears.

“The lyrics to this song are just so gut wrenching and AJ’s added harmonies bring a haunting quality to the track.”

Aly on the making of the cover

Stream “I Need My Girl” along with A Touch of the Beat

Courtesy of the artist

At last Billie Eilish has released her sophomore album Happier Than Ever. Like its predecessor, it’s a collaboration with her brother and producer, Finneas O’Connell. Despite working with the same producer there is indeed an evolved Eilish. She is more vocal about her previous relationship, her heartbreak, and her views of her own celebrity status.

The tempos throughout the album are slow and halting. The songs are soft, much like Eilish’s quiet, raspy vocals. The entire album feels both restrained yet a fully open book.

“Almost none of the songs on this album are joyful.”

Billie Eilish to Brittany Spanos for Rolling Stone
Recommended songs:

“Billie Bossa Nova,” “NDA,” “Your Power,” and “Everybody Dies.”

Happier Than Ever Is Out Now! Stream it here:


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