Billie Eilish: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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Aug. 26, 2020 | Stephen Thompson -- It didn't take long for Billie Eilish to become one of the biggest pop stars in the world, sweep the Grammy Awards' major categories and release the latest James Bond theme. And today, at just 18, she and her brother, Finneas, have accomplished what no one has been able to do for five and a half months: perform a Tiny Desk concert in what certainly appears to be the NPR Music offices.

Of course, due to safety concerns, even the NPR Music staff can't set foot in the building that houses Bob Boilen's desk. 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.

So how the heck did they do it?

Honestly, it's best that you watch the whole video to experience the extent of the technical feat - which, in the spirit of Eilish's Saturday Night Live performance, they're willing to share with you. And thankfully, we still have our ways of photographing the desk, even if the room has fallen silent.

So settle in for a welcome jolt of Tiny Desk innovation, not to mention two of the excellent standalone singles Billie Eilish has released in the past year: "my future" and "everything i wanted." And, seriously, be sure to watch until the very end.

SET LIST
"my future"
"everything i wanted"

MUSICIANS
Billie Eilish: vocals, keys; Finneas: keys, guitar

CREDITS
Video by: Matty Vogel; Audio by: Finneas; Art Director: Henry Hickman; Producer: Bob Boilen; Audio Mastering Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Photographer: Michael Cullen; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

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  1. NPR Music
    NPR Music
    Před 6 dny

    Love the Tiny Desk? Prove it. Join us (virtually) for Tiny Desk Trivia Night on June 30. RSVP: tinydesktrivianight.nprpresents.org/

  2. Charles Architect
    Charles Architect
    Před dnem

    it is almost unreal...too good that it looks fake....good change for the overrated Beyonce "music"

  3. Jonathan Hill
    Jonathan Hill
    Před dnem

    Are you able to do my tiny desk like you have yours cuz I'm nasty like that on the Keys to..

  4. Sisca Lian
    Sisca Lian
    Před 2 dny

    She reminds me to woofverine

  5. Joe Zupo
    Joe Zupo
    Před 2 dny

    YUK!

  6. Hal tamati
    Hal tamati
    Před 4 dny

    what is the type of this guitar

    1. Sean Landis
      Sean Landis
      Před 4 dny

      It appears to be a Fender thin line with Eilish/Gucci ( think) graphics.

  7. i am nobody
    i am nobody
    Před 4 dny

    Searched for this 💖

  8. Lealia Celeste
    Lealia Celeste
    Před 7 dny

    Time stamps😌 My future 0:00 Mini talk 3:41 Everything I wanted 5:19

  9. Lealia Celeste
    Lealia Celeste
    Před 7 dny

    The humming she did before and while she was singing Everything I wanted was rlly cute🥺 and the riffs make my heart flutter🥰

  10. Lealia Celeste
    Lealia Celeste
    Před 7 dny

    2:33 that’s riff was sooooo nice mmmm✨😙 chefs kiss

  11. Jonathas Rodrigues
    Jonathas Rodrigues
    Před 7 dny

    Beautiful. Fantastic.

  12. Mick3nd
    Mick3nd
    Před 7 dny

    im sleeping

  13. Josh Fryar
    Josh Fryar
    Před 9 dny

    Her voice makes me melt into a little puddle.

  14. Jim baaab
    Jim baaab
    Před 9 dny

    I had never heard Billie Eilish before this. Wow, not what I was expecting. Bloody amazing!

  15. xCharismaD
    xCharismaD
    Před 9 dny

    The grandiose june concurringly talk because pisces lally stop for a abnormal motion. imminent, beneficial grasshopper

  16. Liliana Jaramillo Arce
    Liliana Jaramillo Arce
    Před 9 dny

    Am I the only one really mesmerized when he starts to play the guitar at 1:06?

  17. Alana Reyes
    Alana Reyes
    Před 9 dny

    is no one gonna talk about the half full ciroc bottle lol

  18. Melinda Mullins
    Melinda Mullins
    Před 9 dny

    Amazing talent 🎶🌟

  19. bạn Phong
    bạn Phong
    Před 10 dny

    Phineas is just contemplating life the first few minutes

  20. sophia ross
    sophia ross
    Před 10 dny

    My Future hits different.

  21. Max E Woods
    Max E Woods
    Před 12 dny

    Tiny Desk nails it again

  22. Alchemist Amineh The Goddess
    Alchemist Amineh The Goddess
    Před 12 dny

    So refreshing.....everything her music is when you listen to it 👌🏾🌟🔥

  23. Bilal Rabah
    Bilal Rabah
    Před 13 dny

    Not at all what I expected but very much what I wanted. Very nice.

  24. Éirinn Fox
    Éirinn Fox
    Před 13 dny

    You may need a second guitar. What about Nai Palm. She sings pretty amazing too ♥️🌺🌸🍀

  25. Adrienne Mackett
    Adrienne Mackett
    Před 13 dny

    i like billie

  26. Unsettling Riyuki
    Unsettling Riyuki
    Před 14 dny

    This is what you call Music, Those Famous Tiktok Songs ain't got Nothing on Billie nor Hayley Williams (Paramore) Them Singing with or Without Music will Always be Amazing Nevertheless

  27. Persephone Astrology
    Persephone Astrology
    Před 14 dny

    'the future is something to be super hopeful in.. the unknown'

  28. Kamal Lalwani
    Kamal Lalwani
    Před 15 dny

    7:31

  29. adam sallur
    adam sallur
    Před 15 dny

    if only all siblings had this much respect and love for each other.

  30. Ignacia Navarro
    Ignacia Navarro
    Před 15 dny

    Now that I know it's a cardboard I can´t fricking unsee it

  31. Justin Perez
    Justin Perez
    Před 16 dny

    The cute paul realistically beg because dredger inferiorly roll than a physical chord. pointless, ragged platinum

  32. Isaiah Arenas
    Isaiah Arenas
    Před 16 dny

    Imagine this video being how you discover Billie. That’s me.

  33. Tyler
    Tyler
    Před 16 dny

    Wait what’s quarantine? What is she talking about?

  34. no name
    no name
    Před 16 dny

    please we need the English subtitle/the lyrics :')

  35. 행복한페페
    행복한페페
    Před 16 dny

    Her voice.. 💓🌨

  36. John Doe
    John Doe
    Před 17 dny

    52 sec in, had to stop to mention how Fini is whispering away like we all do , he must be so proud ❤️❤️❤️

  37. Davis Lindsay
    Davis Lindsay
    Před 17 dny

    The cute loss virtually film because flood cytomorphologically perform sans a marked stomach. pale, obnoxious granddaughter

  38. Todd Johnson
    Todd Johnson
    Před 18 dny

    Hey NPR, can you please have Billie come back but it's just her doing Beatles covers with her ukelele?!? Pleeeease!

  39. Carl Viamonte
    Carl Viamonte
    Před 18 dny

    Un teclado de 2000$ para hacer puras negras

  40. Zainal Aqly
    Zainal Aqly
    Před 19 dny

    She's the reason why i buy a pair of headphones.

  41. Phoebe Solleder
    Phoebe Solleder
    Před 20 dny

    this is everything i needed

  42. Gustavo
    Gustavo
    Před 21 dnem

    cringe

  43. Dark Glass
    Dark Glass
    Před 21 dnem

    Sheeesh

  44. Dave P
    Dave P
    Před 22 dny

    My God. I was totally transfixed on this. Amazing. Better than the studio recording. Unreal.

  45. Jenny Loraine
    Jenny Loraine
    Před 22 dny

    She should do ASMR with that beautiful voice 💕

  46. Ryan Hernandez
    Ryan Hernandez
    Před 22 dny

    9:15 anyone else hear Billie's dog barking in the background? haha

  47. Rodrigo Bello
    Rodrigo Bello
    Před 23 dny

    😍

  48. Neywin Mongmaw
    Neywin Mongmaw
    Před 23 dny

    Being 40 years old and 80s/90s Rock Genre fan, must say, never bothered the Pop, however after Amy Winehouse, Adele and than after a long time intriguing Billy Ilish and to mention surprising Rock make over of Miley Cyrus. Respect.

  49. Silmara Oliveira Moreira Bitencourt
    Silmara Oliveira Moreira Bitencourt
    Před 23 dny

    So Beautiful!!!!!!

  50. Oh_ Meghann
    Oh_ Meghann
    Před 23 dny

    The sound and mics are incredible

  51. Princess Whioke
    Princess Whioke
    Před 23 dny

    My fav song

  52. Kaali
    Kaali
    Před 23 dny

    Man she’s got a gorgeous tone

  53. Rob
    Rob
    Před 25 dny

    A dog barks at 9:16 :)

  54. Francesca Fournair
    Francesca Fournair
    Před 25 dny

    They literally sound like a record live. A record played in the 80’s. Amazingly beautiful

  55. seppstarthebest
    seppstarthebest
    Před 25 dny

    in vinneas verito... or so ;)

  56. Empress Brit
    Empress Brit
    Před 26 dny

    All that soul and blues in her voice. My goodness I cried the whole time. 😍

  57. Eric Brasier
    Eric Brasier
    Před 27 dny

    I wish I had that someone in my life, romantic or not, that had this type of love. I love this so much because it makes me feel like there's more for all of us out there.

  58. Shemar Williams
    Shemar Williams
    Před 27 dny

    her voice is so nice. folk fits her voice

  59. Micah Edwards
    Micah Edwards
    Před 27 dny

    i come here often

  60. carlos salazar
    carlos salazar
    Před 28 dny

    Shades of Jeff Buckley with the Telecaster.

  61. furkan demir
    furkan demir
    Před 28 dny

    I love Billie Eilish's style because she sings with all her energy and soul. (She has a unique style and that style goes well with Billie Eilish.

  62. diego polo
    diego polo
    Před 29 dny

    🙂

  63. Mark Chandler
    Mark Chandler
    Před 29 dny

    Wow....great job kiddo!!!!!

  64. Big bad Wolf
    Big bad Wolf
    Před 29 dny

    This guy is the boyfriend of Billie eilish

    1. alex
      alex
      Před 29 dny

      nasty bruh hes her brother

  65. John
    John
    Před měsícem

    i like singers that can project and don't whisper the whole time lol

    1. John
      John
      Před 28 dny

      @Kelsey you haven’t a clue what you’re talking about and it’s painful. Your statement couldn’t be more wrong. What she’s doing is actually so easy anyone can do it.

    2. Kelsey
      Kelsey
      Před 28 dny

      It's actually a lot harder to sing in her style than it is to project. You need more air and more control of your voice to "whisper" sing.

  66. ray 295
    ray 295
    Před měsícem

    the first song is seriously beautiful

  67. Victoria Wilkie
    Victoria Wilkie
    Před měsícem

    What mic is this please anyone??!!!

  68. Lucid Princess
    Lucid Princess
    Před měsícem

    Billie is the ceo of the perfect voice😩

  69. Santiago Garbati
    Santiago Garbati
    Před měsícem

    Mouth, it´s the best in years...I Saw

  70. Alex
    Alex
    Před měsícem

    This version of “my future” might be better than the album version

  71. Daniel ominous
    Daniel ominous
    Před měsícem

    I think I'm allergic to Billie eilish. Everytime I hear her I break out in tears. She's got the same power as Tories. Also, I totally wanna jam with vinny.

  72. IamMrMoss
    IamMrMoss
    Před měsícem

    One of the dopest voices, writers, directors out. Her brother Finneas makes a great foil and must be a tremendous amount of comfort for her doing what she does.

  73. chillin music
    chillin music
    Před měsícem

  74. emilyjanepritchard
    emilyjanepritchard
    Před měsícem

    That was so beautiful, thank you guys, that made me cry. That line is so good, "If I could change the way you see yourself, you wouldn't wonder why you are here." this has to be so universal considering so many people suffer from depression and thoughts of worthlessness, etc. I really think real connection is why we're all here, and the connection between this young girl and her darling brother is absolutely beautiful. Well done, lovely music.

  75. Another Day with sun
    Another Day with sun
    Před měsícem

    this woman is the best artist today!

  76. Rumble Studios
    Rumble Studios
    Před měsícem

    Why anyone would think this needs beats or “ordinary” arrangements? This acoustic, impro, real, organic version of her is perfect 👌🏻

    1. Rumble Studios
      Rumble Studios
      Před měsícem

      @Kiki Khalifa hahaha we need too

    2. Kiki Khalifa
      Kiki Khalifa
      Před měsícem

      I need a full album like this. Its annoying listening to the original now lol

  77. MON DA
    MON DA
    Před měsícem

    To me, the first song with her voice like that, sounds a tiny bit like a female version of Bruno Major. Sounds great, I love it!!

  78. Izabella Nyeste
    Izabella Nyeste
    Před měsícem

    SLEEP GIRL! UNLIKE

  79. stefano sebastiani
    stefano sebastiani
    Před měsícem

    Due palle

  80. Viviano Keswa
    Viviano Keswa
    Před měsícem

    Wooow powerful good music, beautiful voices complimenting each other..

  81. Freja Netilic
    Freja Netilic
    Před měsícem

    she dont need no autotune

  82. PortaN
    PortaN
    Před měsícem

    At last a talented mainstream music act in over 20 years.

  83. D' Lite
    D' Lite
    Před měsícem

    I'm SO BORED BILLIE SORRY had to HONESTLY

  84. D' Lite
    D' Lite
    Před měsícem

    Billie I'm over it She's gonna a be productive without me I've just grown up before she did

  85. Shivam Trivedi
    Shivam Trivedi
    Před měsícem

    The dog bark at 9:16 tho

  86. Dorothea Aurelio
    Dorothea Aurelio
    Před měsícem

    This gave me christmas vibes, wrapping myself up, watching the snowfall, sitting by the fire with a warm cup of coco 🥺

  87. Phil Tropicales
    Phil Tropicales
    Před měsícem

    I LOVE HER AND FINNEAS SO MUCH

  88. MrPautinqch
    MrPautinqch
    Před měsícem

    her lives like one endless song

  89. John Stae
    John Stae
    Před měsícem

    The steadfast success lovely need because fine fifthly unfasten under a cut himalayan. difficult, abject roadway

  90. 魔法使い猫
    魔法使い猫
    Před měsícem

    Absolutely gorgeous.

  91. Rahel Thorpe
    Rahel Thorpe
    Před měsícem

    Musical Meditation at it's best yess... their voice, the insturmental.... perfection!! Billie's music helps me do more work... the ambience of her songs is just really relaxing on a very stressful day and I appreciate that ❤ 😊

  92. Anna
    Anna
    Před měsícem

    i want the entire one, she deserves the entire one, they both do

  93. Paulo Cesar Saavedra
    Paulo Cesar Saavedra
    Před měsícem

    Nunca imagine lo agradable q canta esta niña. 😎

  94. Sorin Petrila
    Sorin Petrila
    Před měsícem

    I want my cable back.

  95. emelia martin
    emelia martin
    Před měsícem

    i want her to sing me to sleep

  96. M Mac
    M Mac
    Před měsícem

    Only 2 songs?? 🥲

  97. DEONTE TERREL
    DEONTE TERREL
    Před měsícem

    BILLIE EILISH!!💚💙❤️............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

  98. Jorge Rodriguez
    Jorge Rodriguez
    Před měsícem

    Talent in a nuthsell! this two are too much. Hats off

  99. cmi
    cmi
    Před měsícem

    billie eilish = in a perpetual pre-sneeze

  100. Gustavo Mendez
    Gustavo Mendez
    Před měsícem

    Is the mic a TLM102??