Hand it to the subs over at NME for capturing the essence of the FOMO trauma surrounding one Billie Eilish at this year’s Glastonbury Festival in a singular headline: “If you missed Billie Eilish’s once-in-a-generation Glasto show, you fucked up big time.” Understatement is a luxury no one writing about the 17-year-old’s meteoric rise to super pop stardom has, her numbers alone could melt the servers way up there in the cloud. With Glasto positively smashed, today is a good time as any to look at this week’s cover story to The Sunday Times Magazine. It is not only English music festivals Billie is smashing, it’s every other metric previously deployed to measure conventional pop stars, but now proving woefully inadequate to say anything meaningful about her. She’s her own woman, the LeBron James of unicorns. As long as she continues calling the shots, the more records will be broken. “No. I’d rather have the career I have and have all the control. The way Kanye does.” And why not? The world is Billie’s.

Visit thetimes.co.uk to read this interview in full.

Credits include: Publication, The Sunday Times Magazine 30 June 2019; Photography, Juco; Styling, Samantha Burkhart; Hair, Joseph Chase; Makeup, Rob Rumsey.

Billie Eilish | The Sunday Times Magazine 30 June 2019 (Photography: Juco)

Billie Eilish | The Sunday Times Magazine 30 June 2019 (Photography: Juco)