Billie Eilish is the latest artist to perform on NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series. Joined by her brother FINNEAS, the pop singer performed her two most recent standalone singles: ‘my future’ and 2019’s ‘everything i wanted’. Watch the livestreamed set below.
Regular viewers will notice that, unlike recent remote editions of the series, this performance actually looks like it took place in Bob Boilen’s familiar Tiny Desk setting. “Of course, due to safety concerns, even the NPR Music staff can’t set foot in the building that houses Bob Boilen’s desk,” Stephen Thompson writes in the video’s description. “But if you look over Eilish’s shoulder, there’s no mistaking the signs that she’s appearing at the Tiny Desk in its present-day form: On the last day before staff began working from home, I took home the Green Bay Packers helmet that sat on the top shelf — the one Harry Styles had signed a few weeks earlier — for safe keeping. In this performance, that spot is empty.”
As Eilish explains after playing ‘my future’, “Obviously, we are not actually at Tiny Desk, because this is a cardboard cut-out of it. But it’s still real. It’s just not in-person real.”
Billie Eilish recently gave her latest single its live debut at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, where she also endorsed Joe Biden and encouraged her fans to vote.