Ocean Eyes

Album: Don't Smile At Me (2016)
Charted: 72 84
  • This dreamy pop ballad about longing was recorded by Billie Eilish when she was 14 years old. It was written and produced by her brother Finneas O'Connell and released on November 18, 2016.
  • Finneas O'Connell originally wrote "Ocean Eyes" for his band but he let his sister have it when she needed a song to choreograph a dance to. Eilish recalled to Vogue:

    "He came into my room in October of last year to tell me he had this song called 'Ocean Eyes.' He'd been doing it with his band before, but of course I'd heard it because I was right next door. I sang it, and we both loved it. It's just a beautiful song, and Finneas is an amazing writer. I loved it and I couldn't get it out of my head for weeks. I'm in a dance company, and one of my teachers asked if I could record [the song] and send it to him so he could choreograph a dance. So all of the production is based off of lyrical contemporary dance."

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