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‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ Apparently the top of the charts.

Or at least, that’s where our 17 year old Billie Eilish is going with her most recent album. Released only a handful of weeks ago on March 29th 2019, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” has already claimed the number one spot as of writing, with an entire week in the position already. Achieving a difficult task in the process, debuting at number one not only with her album, but her first album nonetheless. Passing artists such as Ariana Grande, Post Malone, recently passed Nipsey Hussle, and the man of emotion himself, Drake. Eilish’s album has given us two singles out of it already, “You Should See Me In A Crown” and “When the Party’s Over” which were released prior to the album. Which no doubt assisted the teen’s new album sales.

Throughout the 42 minutes it’ll take to hear the album in full, one can notice a soft, melodic tone laced in it. Starting from the interlude “!!!!!!!” (Seven exclamation points), we can easily feel the fun and how easily this came to the young star. “I have taken out my Invisalign and this is the album” Shows us through the background laughter, how simply this heartfelt album came to Eilish. Following as the second song, we have the ear candy song “Bad Guy” which does differentiate the album a bit, with a bassy, sub-woofer exercising song that does insinuate the possibility that Eilish is in a physically abusive relationship, though listening to the song in itself, we can hear that the “guy” in the relationship is not as in charge as he believes, and Eilish is the one in control of it all, listing off how she can pull psychological strings, rather than physical ones instead.

Nextly, the hugely popular and first single from the album, “you should see me in a crown” which oddly enough, was inspired by a show that Eilish and her sibling where watching, where the main antagonist spoke these words. Implying they would cause chaos if given power over others. During an interview with BBC Radio 1, Eilish stated that  while watching the TV series Sherlock, Professor Moriarty uttered the phrase “You should see me in a crown” which resonated deeply to Eilish and her sibling. (Fun Authors note, the spiders on Eilish’s face during the video are real spiders. Yikes. She was inspired by a spider wrangler she had met prior to shooting the video.)

Following in the outpour of popularity from “you should see me in a crown” the fourth song in the albums lineup, the sixth is a track titled “wish you were gay” which was actually recounted by Eilish herself during an Instagram live video. Where she explained the song is about how it felt for her to be rejected by a boy she liked, at the time, Eilish believed he didn’t like her due to the fact that she was a “shityy person”. She stated that she needed an excuse for him not liking her, such as him possibly being gay. Ironically, after the song was written and a demo was created, Eilish learned he was indeed homosexual after all.

The second single from the album, labeled “when the party’s over” was described by Eilish herself as not a sad or depressing song about putting distance between herself and her at the time lover, it’s a song with a more angry and aggressive tone than how it sounds. Though with this newfound background information, I must personally admit that the line; “Don’t you know I’m no good for you? I’ve learned to lose you, can’t afford to” has a much different meaning when listened to with an aggressive tone, compared to the sad, almost emotional tone I originally heard. Though personally, I choose to believe the angrier tone fits the song a bit more.

At the roughly 16 minute mark, the second single, arguably the most popular song on the album “bury a friend”  is playing. Which happen to debut itself at number fourteen on the Hot 100 chart for the week of February, ending on the sixteenth. Some speculated that this song was in fact about an ‘entity’ that exists near Eilish and her relationship with it. Though on a UMUSIC article, Eilish put it all out onto the table; “When we made ‘bury a friend,’ the whole album clicked in my head. I immediately knew what it was going to be about, what the visuals were going to be, and everything in terms of how I wanted it to be perceived. It inspired what the album is about. “bury a friend” is literally from the perspective of the monster under my bed. If you put yourself in that mindset, what is this creature doing or feeling? I also confess that I’m this monster, because I’m my own worst enemy. I might be the monster under your bed, too.” Which from a personal perspective, is fairly creepy due to the fact I have little room underneath my bed. Nor is it all that comfortable with the storage totes hogging up the space.

Personally, as someone who comes from a growing up background of Slayer, Iron Maiden and Testament, with a recent knowledge in the current pop punk scene, it was interesting to sit down and listen to Eilish’s album. Considering I knew personally nothing about the artist, the music, the intention or anything. All I went in knowing was that Seattleite Dave Grohl himself gave Eilish the thumbs up, so I guess she has to be a little decent? After hearing the album on what feels like a nonstop repeat for an entire weekend, I learned a lot about the 17 year old, explicitly about the relationships and the tough times that she’s been through. Choice wise it wouldn’t be the go to album for my day (that honor goes to just about any Modern Baseball album. I’m emo, I know. Get over it.), though if my playlist does add her into it as a filler song I won’t skip any of them. If giving a rating is apart of my job, I’d have to easily give this a four and a half out of five. Good job on the fresh album Billie and I hope to hear more from you soon!

Theron Puckett

Resident coffee addicted Evergreen student.

AVOID and Truth Under Attack take on Seattle

AVOID, Truth Under Attack, Dead Lakes, Osatia, I Am Infamy, and No Home

March 9th, 2019
El Corazon, Seattle Washington

There’s an unmistakable kind of magic that flows through a crowd during moments of emotion and excitement at any show. The more intimate nature of El Corazon only makes that feeling more intense. Between a final goodbye to Truth Under Attack and a tearful performance of ‘Buried Til Grey’ from Dead Lakes, Saturday’s show was not in short supply of nostalgia, excitement, and musical therapy. What was more was the incredible energy coming from the crowd. El Co was packed with fans of every band, including the instant favorite, Hotdog Guy.

Opening the night, No Home got the crowd hyped instantly. The band is fresh off the release of their new music video for ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’, the performance for which came off strong. Their message is powerful, “Hope exists if you let it, you are not alone.” These words were echoed by the crowd, felt as though Craig was talking straight to each person directly.

Following was I Am Infamy, who is never shy with the more theatrical aspects of putting on a show. Their sets always bring the energy and this show was no different. Their heavy new single ‘HVTE’ really drew the crowd’s attention and held it.

Eagerly awaiting new music, fans of Osatia came through to show their love and support for the band. “Osatians”, as their fans are called, filled the pit ready to receive that ‘We Care’ good vibe to hold them over until new music is released. With a song that has affected so many, there’s even a dedicated “We Care Wednesdays,” there’s no denying the emotional solidarity felt by the whole Osatia community. With a crowd of people singing along, it’s obvious just how connected the band is to their fanbase, and even with a few mic cut outs, they played a great set. After seeing them a few times, this was by far their tightest and best sounding set and we are looking forward to catching them again at the Hard Rock on April 5th, alongside Vessels and No Home.

Dead Lakes’ ‘Buried Til Grey’ was one of the most emotional moments of the night bringing vocalist Sumner Peterson to tears almost immediately. Surviving a moment of “music therapy” as he called it, and later a near headstock head-shot from band mate Cody Hurd, Sumner entered an all embracing crowd feeling entirely within his element. Dead Lakes is never in short supply of hype as each member is in constant motion. Looking across the stage it’s apparent that every member is dedicated to their craft as well as connecting with their fans. They, like many of the bands on this bill, have definitely left their mark on the Seattle scene and are constantly hard at work to stay relevant and bring new content to the masses.

Back for one night only, Truth Under Attack played its first show in 5 years and, sadly, their last show ever. For many fans this was the final goodbye we needed. “I feel like people gave a shit and we never did a last show. And I felt like we owed it to some people. So I took away that I was right,” said bassist Keegan Chapman. The crowd was absolutely thrilled to give them a hell of a send off and the energy was at a high with everyone singing along and not a body standing still. The band expressed a great appreciation for all the love with Chelsy Hancock saying “Thank you every single person for supporting us no matter when, You guys were awesome amazing fans, and we wouldn’t have been able to do what we did without it.”  Though everyone is moving on to different endeavors, you can support drummer David Cubine by checking out his new indie pop band, Sea Salt.

Headlining their first home show of 2019, AVOID absolutely slayed their set.  These five amazing and talented musicians were fresh off the road in support of Eyes Set to Kill, and they still brought the heat. When it comes to AVOID, the pit is never calm and this night was proof that these boys can still bring it. Benny Scholl has energy in spades and it shows. With eyes on the stage it is apparent that these five musicians work hard to keep their presence at a maximum. For every home show I have a been a part of, AVOID has never failed to keep the crowd engaged and tonight was no different. Jason Daggett holds a very in your face attitude while on stage constantly keeping the front row and everyone else engaged during ‘28 Days’. Nick Olson and Luke Ryder have such an amazing performance compatibility that it rivals even some of the larger and well known bands. Between all the jumping and stage hype, it’s a damn good thing that Paul Jaton can keep time.

This show was fantastic, organized and highly entertaining. With great music, incredible musicians, and a crowd of happy and friendly fans, I can honestly say I didn’t want the night to end. Remember to  always and forever support your local scene!

Review By: Amanda Scott