This mini-film, captured on set by Juan Palacio in the warm, granular style of a home movie shows Eilish meet a family of goats, jump on a trampoline in an over-over-sized puffer jacket and wade into a suburban bedroom with a motorcycle gang.
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VANCOUVER — A young B.C. girl who is battling leukemia for a second time now amid the COVID-19 crisis has been given an uplifting personal message from her hero, Billie Eilish.
The singer of “Bad Guy” and “When the Party’s Over” recently recorded a special video for 13-year-old Kamryn Exley, who cried with joy while watching it from her hospital bed last week.
“Hey Kam, it’s Billie. I wanted to make this video and reach out to you and let you know I’m here for you, I love you so much, stay strong,” Eilish says in the clip, which was shared on social media by her family.
“I know everything’s really hard right now. It’s crazy what’s going on for you. I’m so sorry, I love you so much. Take care.”
My heart is BURSTING❤️ Kamryns been struggling through 2 different serious blood infections, it’s been a extra rough week on her and today she woke up to a personal message from her idol BILLIE EILISH! The world is in crisis and we are all living in such uncertainty and fear. The fact someone on such a platform would take the time to send a message to brighten our girls day fills our hearts, this is one of my favorite moments ever❤️ Thank you to everyone who shared and tagged Billie, thank you to Olivia Ireland and Nicole Greenwood Kraft for sharing Kams story with the world❤️She is one happy and excited girl today! Nothing could have brightened her day(or life) ever, I think she’s watched this video 100 times already🥰I am filled with gratitude today❤️
Posted by Kam Carrie-dance on Wednesday, 25 March 2020
The Vancouver family also recorded Kamryn’s reaction to receiving the extraordinary gift while sitting next to her stuffed animals. It begins with her mom asking, “If you could have a message from anybody in the whole world, who would it be from?”
“No, you guys didn’t!” Kamryn replies as her eyes light up.
The young fan then watches Eilish’s message twice in a row, exclaiming “oh my gosh” repeatedly while thanking the pop star for her kind words.
According to the family, Kamryn was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of nine, and spent years fighting it into remission only to relapse a few months ago.
Her sister launched an Instagram campaign in early March urging Eilish to help lift Kamryn’s spirits after the young fan learned her treatments were going to prevent her from attending the singer’s April 11 concert in Vancouver. The show has since been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A personal message from Eilish would mean “the absolute world to her and would brighten her spirits like nobody else could,” Kamryn’s sister wrote.
Soooo amazing❤️ Kamryn Nevaeh Duane Exley Olivia Ireland Nicole Greenwood Kraft
Posted by Kam Carrie-dance on Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Billie Eilish has talked frankly about how social media trolling is ruining her life and how she’s quit the internet during an interview on BBC Breakfast.
The Bad Guys singer spoke candidly about how nasty social media users have stopped her from interacting with her fans and how she stopped using platforms to engage with them only two days ago.
‘I stopped reading comments full because it was ruining my life,’ Billie said as she sat alongside her brother Finneas, who co-wrote her Bond track No Time To Die.
‘It’s weird, the cooler things you get to do, the more people hate you. It’s crazy.’
‘What do we do about that, how do we make it better?’ asked interviewer Louise Minchin.
‘I don’t know dude,’ Billie replied. ‘Cancel culture is crazy. The internet is just a bunch of trolls. A problem is that a lot of it is really funny. I think that’s the issue, I think that’s why nobody really stops.
‘Also, I would say that it’s anything for a joke. You’d say anything to make people laugh. I’ve experienced that. Growing up, I’d say things that people would laugh at and then later I’d realise that wasn’t cool to say.’
Billie continued: ‘It’s worse, it’s way worse than it’s ever been. It’s insane that I’ve even been reading comments up until this point.
‘I should have stopped long ago. The problem is that I’ve wanted to stay in touch with the fans and keep talking to them, but people have ruined that for me.
‘The internet is ruining my life so I stay off.’
On December 9, when Alicia was filling in for James Corden on The Late Late Show, the two singers performed a stripped-down rendition of Billie’s breakthrough hit “ocean eyes.”
“We need some dramatic lighting,” Alicia said before unveiling her piano and kicking off the song. The duet version featured Alicia on the piano (sorry, Finneas!) and mixed both singers’ honeyed vocals to perfection, making it the collab we never knew we needed.
Back in August, Alicia posted a piano cover of the song to her IGTV. “Billie Eilish giving me all the feels … Keep shining mama, writing that truth,” she wrote back then. “I’m a super, super fan of yours — I love how you write, I love your music,” Alicia told Billie on the show.
And it turns out, the love was very much reciprocal. “I have adored you my whole life,” Billie told Alicia before sharing a throwback clip of her 12-year-old self covering Alicia’s 2001 hit “Fallin’” — also at her piano. To further commemorate the occasion, Billie also posted a few of the snippets from their respective covers on her Instagram, writing, “CRAAAAZY full circle moment… love you so much @aliciakeys thank you for everything you are, can’t believe any of this happened. you in my heart forevaaaaa.”
“You got one for me and I got one for you. We’re going to do the next one soon,” Alicia told Billie after watching the adorable clip. And you can bet we’ll take her up on that one.