FINNEAS holds a Grammy award as his sister Billie Eilish looks on.
Singer-songwriter-producer FINNEAS managed to fill his shelf with five Grammys this year. His success story continues, with him bagging a James Bond theme song now.
He has co-written and produced the theme track of "No Time To Die" for the upcoming 25th James Bond film.
"It was a dream come true, that's exactly what it was. I'd always wanted to do a James Bond theme song. I feel so lucky," FINNEAS told IANS in an exclusive interview.
Asked if there was any extra pressure since it was the James Bond film franchise, which is known for its hit tracks, he said: "Before we had (he and his sister Billie Eilish) written the song, I was like, 'God, I hope we write something that I think is good'.
And then once we'd written the song, to be honest, I knew we had it. I was like, 'this is absolutely the song for this movie, and I hope they also feel that way'. I felt that it was the perfect song for that. So I feel very pleased that they also chose it."
He also had a great "I made it" moment when he and his sister swept the 2020 Grammys for their work on the album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"
"When we first started making music together, I was like, "Maybe one day we'll be able to sell out a show', and then when you sell out a show, you're like, 'Maybe we'll be able to sell out an even bigger venue someday'. The idea that you could win a Grammy with an album you made in your bedroom makes me very emotional. It's very exciting to me," he added.
He became globally popular when his work for Billie started topping mainstream charts. Did he ever feel overshadowed by her?
"I know people compare us and I understand that because we're related and I produced both records. But I think what's funny is if I weren't related to her, the music that I make and the music that she creates wouldn't be compared because they're so different from each other.
The last thing I would want to do is to make music that sounds just like others. I mean, I want to make it sound like my vision. She wanted to do the same thing," said the young artiste.
But he has proven that he can stand his own ground in the limelight. His debut solo EP "Blood Harmony", which was self-written and produced, did well on the Alternative Songs Chart last year.
Working on it was "really liberating" for FINNEAS, who has been associated with a band too. The "Let's fall in love for the night" singer is now working on his first full-length album.
Once artistes are done making music, they hit the road and perform in multiple cities and countries. With the coronavirus scare, touring doesn't seem to be best idea.
Asked how musicians can reinvent post-pandemic music concerts, FINNEAS said: "I think that's a really good question, and I don't feel like I know the answer. If you'd asked me to predict where we'd be now, a year ago, I would've obviously given you the wrong answer, because I would've had no idea.
But -- and I don't say this because I feel this way -- I think a lot of people are still going to feel really comfortable going to venues.
I think as soon as they feel that it's safe, people will go to venues. We won't play shows until we really think it's safe for all the people going to the shows, but my impression when I see a crowded beach or a crowded park, is that people want to get back to the things they really miss."
He feels that whenever cases start to go down, whenever a vaccine becomes available to people, concerts will be basically the same as they were pre-pandemic.
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