Austin Hargrave

Billie Eilish Releases Live Version of ‘ilomilo’ Ahead of ‘The World’s a Little Blurry’ Film

Billie Eilish continues building up the hype for her upcoming documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry by releasing the live audio for “ilomilo.”

The 19-year-old global phenomenon released the nearly three-minute recording on Monday (Feb. 22), and one of the song’s lyrics contains the doc’s very title. She performed the spine-chilling, pulsating track “ilomilo” at Houston’s Toyota Center on Oct. 10, 2019, which will briefly appear in the film.

Her brother and hitmaker-in-crime Finneas confirmed on Instagram to a fan that the song references a 2010 puzzle video game where a player has to reunite two friends named ilo and milo who are constantly separated from one another. During her March 7, 2019-dated episode of First We Feast’s Hot Ones, Eilish told host Sean Evans about the song. “The whole idea is the game, it’s just like, losing the person you love and then finding them again,” she said.

“The world’s a little blurry/ Or maybe it’s my eyes/ The friends I’ve had to bury/ They keep me up at night/ Said I couldn’t love someone/ ‘Cause I might break/ If you’re gonna die, not by mistake,” she sings in the second verse, which references two other tracks from her 2019 breakthrough debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?: “xanny” and “bury a friend.”

Before The World’s a Little Blurry debuts globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, a live premiere event is set to kick off at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Thursday. Viewers can stream it for free through the Apple TV and Apple Music apps, or on Eilish’s YouTube channel. Apple Music’s Zane Lowe will host the special, which will include a stripped-down performance from Eilish and a chat with her, plus an interview with director R.J. Cutler and video from the film.

The Apple Original Films documentary feature — produced in partnership with Interscope Films, The Darkroom, This Machine and Lighthouse Management + Media — tells the story of Eilish’s extraordinary rise to superstardom as a teenager, on the road and at home recording her Billboard 200 No. 1 album and two-time Grammy-winning debut When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Listen to “ilomilo” below.