Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is the latest musician to throw their support behind teen pop sensation Billie Eilish, revealing his fondness for her in a new interview.
Back in February, the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl took part in an interview with Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino. During the interview, the pair discussed a number of topics, including who he feels is leading the charge for rock music today.
Initially, “lazy paraphrasing” saw Dave Grohl’s original comments liken Billie Eilish’s music to that of Nirvana’s, though Grohl later released a transcript of his quotes in order to clarify his phrasing.
“My daughters are obsessed with Billie Eilish,” Grohl explained in February. “And what I’m seeing happening with my daughters is the same thing that happened to me at their age.”
“My daughters are listening to Billie Eilish and they’re becoming themselves through her music. She totally connects to them. So we went to go see her play at the Wiltren, and that connection that she has with her audience is the same thing that was happening with Nirvana in 1991. The people in the audience know every word.”
While Eilish has since responded with shock to Grohl’s comments, it seems that the Foo Fighters’ frontman isn’t the only famed admirer she has from the alt-rock scene, with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke singing her praises as well.
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Speaking to The Times recently, Thom York opened up about his latest album, Anima, the way he makes music, and – of course – Billie Eilish.
Revealing how he recently took his daughters to see Eilish in concert, Yorke explained how being in the presence of Sam Smith sort of detracted from the experience a little bit.
“That was a fine moment,” Thom Yorke explained. “We sat down and whats-his-name, the guy who did the Bond film we didn’t do?
“He stands behind us and I’m sitting with my daughter, her friends, and my girlfriend, when suddenly everyone goes ‘Saaaam!’ I’m, like, ‘Aaaaargh!’”
“I like Billie Eilish,” he continued, “She’s doing her own thing. Nobody’s telling her what to do.”
While Thom Yorke’s recent solo album has managed to score almost universal acclaim from critics, there’s no saying whether or not he’ll be teaming up with Billie Eilish for a collaboration in the future.