MODERN pop music doesn't generally reward artists who take chances. But sometimes there's one who successfully goes against the grain like Los Angeles' Billie Eilish.
The hype has been phenomenal for Eilish since she dropped the single Ocean Eyes in 2016 aged 14. The now 17-year-old has progressed rapidly through a series of EPs to release her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? The result is a brilliantly diverse mix of electro-pop, trap, R'n'B and folk.
One minute Eilish is a vamptress on Bad Guy, then she's channelling Lorde on the anthemic You Should See Me In A Crown, before she's vulnerable on the jazz-inspired Xanny. Rather than the mystery of sleeping, the question this album asks is where does Eilish go next?