Famous singer and songwriter Billie Eilish released an Apple TV documentary entitled Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry February 26, 2021. The documentary highlights the struggles and hardships Eilish went through when creating and releasing music and how it has affected her mental and physical health. With a runtime of 2 hours and 20 minutes the documentary also takes a deep dive into the music industry and how labels, award shows and the media treat popstars.
The film takes on the perspective of an outsider looking into Eilish’s life. There is little narration and the information the viewer is given is often brought up in conversation rather than a formal interview like we see in many other documentaries. A large focal point of the documentary is how Eilish feels unable to live up to the expectations placed upon her by fans and the media. Eilish at one point discusses how she believes that her fans may make fun of her after being told she will have to perform a particularly vocally challenging song.
Another big part of the documentary is Eilish’s injury. While on tour, fissures or narrow openings or lines of breakage made by cracking or splitting, start to appear on Eilish’s ankle bone. During a show in Milan, Italy it becomes clear that something happened to her ankle that caused her limp off the stage. Before launching her music career Eilish trained in many different styles of dance, something that she often showed off during her concerts, and the documentary discusses how this injury could affect her performance abilities.
Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry is very reminiscent of Eilish’s songs and music videos. It often points out the negative side of things while sprinkling in more upbeat and positive vibes here and there. It tells the story of Eilish’s struggles and triumphs in the music industry, while also leaving the audience with a lot of questions. If you are a fan of Billie Eilish and are interested in the life of a global popstar I highly recommend watching this documentary. I would rate the documentary a 4/5 stars.