Posts Tagged ‘Finneas O’Connell’

May 9, 2018
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I know I’ve already gushed over how amazing FINNEAS was in a church at SXSW, so let’s just move on to his hauntingly beautiful new single, shall we? The Los Angeles based singer songwriter and actor transfixes us with a transcendental new hymnal named Life Moves On as he exudes exquisite vulnerability and heartfelt ardency. The esteemed rising artist, who’s also the genius behind his sister Billie Eilish’s debut EP “don’t smile at me” (he co-wrote and produced hit songs like “ocean eyes”, “bellyache”, and “watch”) just finished up a run of shows playing with Billie on her sold out world tour. Finneas O’Connell has more than stepped out in the spotlight on his own with his string of heart-wringing ballads. Life Moves On is a melancholic love song, a poignantly moving, earnestly affecting serenade by a gifted artist to watch. Re-visit our previous FINNEAS features, here.

March 28, 2018
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There’s a whole lot to take away from our week at SXSW this year, and though we expected some of our must-catch artists to be incredible, some of them simply blew our minds with their ridiculously good sets and sensational talent. FINNEAS is one such artist. Though it was a bit out of the way, we made sure to run over to the Central Presbyterian Church on 8th street for his one set of the week, and it was truly worth the effort. Finneas O’Connell, a Los Angeles based actor/musician who’s also siblings with red hot star-on-the-rise Billie Eilish, belted out some incredibly emotional ballads during the acoustic set, stunning us with his powerful and heartfelt vocals. It was magical, to say the least. Later in the week, FINNEAS played guitar during his sister’s sets (he was instrumental in crafting her debut EP, after all), but we’ll never forget the sheer magnetism and moving beauty of his solo acoustic performance, which at times reminded me of my experience watching Damien Rice live in a church, too. You can feel an inkling of that magic in Heaven, FINNEAS’ haunting and affecting new release which premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show. Heaven was also instantly added to Spotify’s highly-coveted New Music Friday playlist. Damien Rice meets James Vincent McMorrow on the cathartic hymnal, possibly one of FINNEAS’ most gorgeous releases yet. Sister Billie may be conquering the world with her pop right now, but it’s obvious she’s going to have to share the crowning limelight with FINNEAS and his profoundly moving music. 

September 21, 2017
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It’s been a year since FINNEAS, or Finneas O’Connell, has given us new music. The musician, who’s also a member of The Slightlys and is an actor best known for his role on Glee, invited us into a molten world made up of sultry pop and jazzy brooding blues on New Girl. So what has he been up to all this time? Turns out, you might know who FINNEAS’ sister is, and he’s been helping on the writing and production ends of her music. Remember how Billie Eilish just released her long awaited debut EP, ‘don’t smile at me’? Guess who her brother is? I was pleasantly surprised by this news. Perhaps some of you already knew, but I sure didn’t. Despite how busy FINNEAS must have been working with Billie Eilish, he also crafted some fine new music of his own. Our first taste of that music is a heartfelt, heartbreaking pop hymnal named I’m In Love Without You, featuring creamy impassioned vocals and a gorgeously produced, richly soldered soundscape. Maybe someday, this musically talented brother sister pair will do a song together. One can hope. Snag I’m In Love Without You, here.