Why Billie Eilish Changed Her Attitude About Going Out in Public

Billie Eilish often gets recognized in public, stating in 2020 that she avoided going out for coronavirus (COVID-19) and safety reasons. In 2021, this artist confirmed she changed her view on going out, sometimes venturing in public to grab food or a coffee.

Billie Eilish is one of pop music’s best-known artists

Billie Eilish attends the 94th Annual Oscars Nominees Luncheon
Billie Eilish attends the 94th Annual Oscars Nominees Luncheon | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

As one of pop music’s rising stars, Eilish writes and releases original songs with her brother, FINNEAS. Eilish has been releasing original songs for several years, beginning with her SoundCloud original “Ocean Eyes.” 

In 2019, she debuted the full-length album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? She returned in 2021 with Happier Than Ever and its chart-topping title track. Of course, this artist had several different eras, as noted by her different hair colors and styles. 

Billie Eilish isn’t afraid to go out in public

For five consecutive years, Eilish appeared in an interview with Vanity Fair, answering similar questions and reacting to her past clips. In the interview, 2020-era Eilish stated that she doesn’t often appear in public. 

Part of that was because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), but she also avoided getting recognized. Eilish from 2021 said that she was “going through an identity crisis.” She laughed, saying that you could see it in her eyes and with her low bun.

“My attitude used to be, ‘well, I can’t go out.’ You know, ‘I can’t go here. I can’t go there,’ Eilish said. “And I used to just, like not even be able to like go to a park or like go get food or get coffee. It freaks me out. In the last year, I have been opened up to it.” 

“I really feel grateful for that because being able to feel confident in stepping outside without a hat and a hood and glasses and a mask and a jacket and doing this or whatever,” Eilish said, demonstrating by shielding her eyes. “It’s so much better, and you don’t have to live like that. And I realized that this year — that I don’t have to live like that.”

Eilish said she now tries to maneuver around public spaces without being recognized. The artist stated venturing out was a difficult task in the past because of her “pride.” 

Fans can see Billie Eilish on her 2022 ‘Happier Than Ever’ tour

For fans looking to see Eilish in person, purchasing a ticket to her Happier Than Ever tour is a safe bet. Happier Than Ever, The World Tour is making stops at London’s The O2 Arena and the Forum in Los Angeles. Eilish will also appear at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Eilish is also slated to perform at the 2022 Grammy Awards. (In 2021, she performed “My Future” alongside her brother FINNEAS.) Thanks to Happier Than Ever, Eilish is also nominated for several Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.

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