Billie can’t think of a single song with the word «dance» in it.
Billie Eilish looks fierce on the cover of Elle magazine’s October Women in Music issue, flawlessly pulling off one of her signature blank stares while holding up long green fingernails that match the stripe in the middle of her hair. Inside, she talks about her style, the world’s strange obsession with how she dresses and thoughts of possibly changing up her look when she turns 18. «I’m gonna be a woman. I wanna show off my body. What if I wanna make a video where I wanna look desirable?» she says.
But most importantly, she slips into her favorite red sleeping bag to play a game of «Song Association» in which she has 10 seconds to think of and sing a lyric featuring a key word. Spoiler alert: things do not get off to a great start when she, literally, cannot think of a single song with the word «dance» in it. «Wow, dance is in every song, I can’t even think of one,» she says, shaking her head. «Why am I thinking of ‘Livin’ on a Prayer?'»
She quickly recovers, though, stumbling through The Weeknd’s «Worth It» when prompted with the word «perfect.» The next one is a slam dunk, as «Lovely» happens to be the title of one of her 2017 collab with Khalid. «Party» is not hard, though Eilish admits she used to sing «Farty in the U.S.A.» whenever she thought of the flatulence-free Miley Cyrus smash.
From there it’s a run through Big Sean and Kash Doll’s «So Good» for «good,» a spirited take on «queen» P!nk‘s «So What» for «rockstar,» a soulful stab at H.E.R.’s «Gone Away» for «gone,» and, of course, her own «Ocean Eyes» for «ocean.» She dips into some Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj’s «Beauty and the Beat» for «beauty,» a loving tribute to Avril Lavigne’s «Complicated» for, duh, «complicated,» a jazzy «Creep» by Radiohead for «when» and her own «My Strange Addiction» for «strange.»
She also claps through Pharrell’s «Happy» («happy»), Clairo’s «Pretty Girl» («Polaroid) and ends with a scatting run through her «Bad Guy» («bad»).
Watch the video below.
This article was originally published by: Billboard