Multiple Grammy Award winner, Billie Eilish is already shaping how concerts and music festivals would look like as the world gets a grip of the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Billie Eilish treated fans to a livestream show over the weekend, where viewers became part of an innovative event that demonstrated what the future of concerts will be.
Eilish performed from a studio stage in Los Angeles, but the show spanned cities, oceans, and worlds with its rapid-fire visuals.Wearing a top-to-toe crystal embellished Gucci look and rocking her signature lengthy nails, Eilish performed a variety of songs including the theme to the forthcoming James Bond movie, No Time To Die, as well as hits like Xanny, Bad Guy and the new single, My Future.
Her physical set-up – audience-free with the exception of her crew was modest. Enormous animated creatures and chimeric landscapes whirled around Eilish. As her brother Finneas, and her drummer Andrew Marshall played into multiple roving cameras from a 60-by-24-foot stage
Eilish took fans on a virtual journey thanks to the power of XR technology. LED screens were used to transport fans to three-dimensional worlds from the deep sea to outer space, and at one point saw Eilish in a setting similar to that of the Xanny music video.
Graphics like shadows and smoke heightened the ambiance, and instilled the sense that even though they weren’t in the room with her, there was still magic to be felt. Gucci, the fashion house debuted a new season’s campaign, featuring Eilish, during the pre-show — which was one of the most unique aspects of the livestream.
She also weighed in on current affairs and passionately urged young fans to cast their votes in the U.S. election. There were also pre-recorded messages from stars like Lizzo, Alicia Keys, Steve Carell and Jameela Jamil echoing the same message.