As social media best practices go, checking your DMs ranks high. To disregard surveying this inbox, molested by the public as it is, as too onerous a task to even countenance is but a rookie move. Ask Billie Eilish, who sits atop an Instagram account with more than 12 million followers, about her DMs and she could tell you a story related to her new Garage cover story with artist Takashi Murakami. “My whole team had been trying to get in touch with him forever to try to do something. With me having way too much going on in my phone and on Instagram and in my life, I didn’t notice that he had literally been trying to DM me, over and over again,” Billie says speaking with Garage. In the end, the two clearly connected and have an eye-popping, face-splitting cover story despite the slew of missed social media connections. And what a story it is, totally up Billie’s alley. Mark those calendars, dear readers, Friday, 29 March 2019 is release day for Billie’s forthcoming debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.

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Credits includes: Publication, Garage Nº16 Spring 2019; Title, “Billie Eilish by Takashi Murakami”; Creative direction, Takashi Murakami; Photography, Juno Calypso; Styling, Patti Wilson; Hair, Blake Erik at Forward Artists; Makeup, Samuel Paul at Forward Artists; Prosthetics, Sarah Sirkin; Manicure, Betina Goldstein; Set design, Robert Doran at Frank Reps.

Billie Eilish by Takashi Murakami | Garage Nº16 Spring 2019 (Photogrpahy: Juno Calypso)

Billie Eilish by Takashi Murakami | Garage Nº16 Spring 2019 (Photogrpahy: Juno Calypso)