New Discoveries: Billie Eilish, The Suitcase Junket, and Arlo Parks 

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Graphics by Kevin Shin

By Nora Onanian, Staff Writer

Billie Eilish - Therefore I am

“Therefore I am” is the latest single from eighteen-year-old singer-songwriter Billie Eillish. The song starts off with a strong beat and biting lyrics as Eilish sings “I’m not your friend.” Characteristic of her songs like “Bad Guy” and “Bury a Friend,” electro-pop noises fill the background of “Therefore I am” and there are several tempo changes throughout. While Eilish won’t say exactly who the lyrics are about, the song asserts that nobody knows her better than herself. 

The Suitcase Junket - Can’t Look Away

Listening to this song, many would never guess that the sounds are being produced by just one man. The Suitcase Junket is the work of Matt Lorenz, a native of Western Mass and a WERS Wicked Local artist. In “Can’t Look Away,” he sings of the “human disaster” of modern society with background electric guitar and drums. For more from The Suitcase Junket, check out his WERS Live Mix performance from last May.

Arlo Parks - Green Eyes

Anaïs Marinho, who goes by the stage name Arlo Parks, is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter and poet from South London. “Green Eyes” is the fourth single to be released off of Parks’ debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams which is set to come out in January 2021. With lyrics that reflect on Parks’ journey to self-acceptance and an R&B style, “Green Eyes” is an uplifting, feel-good song. 

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