Billie Eilish performed a stripped-down acoustic set at UNICEF’s Masquerade Ball this weekend. During the set, she played minimalist renditions of “all the good girls go to hell”, radio staple “Bad Guy”, and more songs off of When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Eilish’s special performance was part of an annual tradition of young philanthropists giving back. UNICEF Next Generation, a subdivision of the organization that focuses on young adults striving to improve the lives of children, threw the Masquerade Ball to raise money for their efforts. As such, Billie Eilish was a fitting grab for the event as she’s just 17 years old but already has had a worldwide impact.
This year’s UNICEF Masquerade Ball took place at Kimpton La Peer Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Donning her usual oversized black clothing and a pair of sunglasses, Eilish sat on a chair and casually sang her way through some of the biggest pop hits of 2019. She started with “Bad Guy” where she forgot a few of the words, switched to “all the good girls go to hell” with accompaniment from a male vocalist and guitarist, and eventually worked her way to a heart-wrenching piano ballad version of “when the party’s over”. Watch a recap of the performance’s highlights below.
Fingers crossed this acoustic set got Eilish in the mood to do stripped-down renditions of her songs on her upcoming world tour or at her festival stops at Corona Capital, Alter Ego, and NOS Alive. Hey, we can hope. Tickets for all of those concerts can be found here.