Subscriber Account active since. You probably know Finneas O'Connell for working with his younger sister, Billie Eilish — but that might be because you're not paying close attention. He's also become a scalding hot commodity in pop music. He's chameleonic, with a goal to "get out of the way" and execute other artists' visions, and has done so with pop heavyweights like Selena Gomez , Camila Cabello , Halsey , and Tove Lo.
Keep reading for a list of songs that O'Connell had a hand in creating, whether you realized it or not. Eilish is signed to the same label as Gomez, and O'Connell was offered a chance to add some flourishes to the song when it was nearing completion.
He says he added some "textural stuff," like string plucks and overtone synths, to "make the production feel a little bit more alive. Camila Cabello teased her collaboration with O'Connell in an interview with Variety and said their song is one of her favorites from her sophomore album. I stood in the crowd at lollapalooza last summer and watched her set in awe. O'Connell contributed production to the seventh track on Halsey's newest album, "Manic. Tove Lo dropped two new tracks in January , just four months after releasing her fourth studio album, "Sunshine Kitty.
He even appears in the music video for the former. Writing with her proved me right. Bar for bar, she's brilliant and 'Bikini Porn' was exactly the song I dreamed of producing for her. O'Connell has worked on multiple songs with singer-songwriter Ashe , including all four tracks on her EP "Moral of the Story: Chapter 1" — but most notably its title track, which recently landed her on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart.
I Still Love You. Music supervisor Laura Webb told Variety that she chose the song because "it works really well stylistically, and she's the example of an artist who definitely has a presence but it's a great opportunity to hopefully introduce her to an even bigger fanbase and hope that people love her the way that we all do. It definitely conveys a lot of emotion.
Both are YouTubers and have collaborated on videos in the past, some of which have also featured O'Connell. The song was rereleased as a single in O'Connell was just 17 years old when he wrote and produced his sister's debut single.
The rest of the song took some time to get right but I knew where it was going. Finneas originally wrote "Ocean Eyes" for his high school band, but he "knew it was meant for Billie" when he heard her sing it. I've never doubted a single word she sings. It's such a gift. Her voice is like a Stradivarius violin.
It was written and produced entirely by O'Connell. O'Connell also wrote Eilish's "My Strange Addiction," but she contributed production to the song, which was partially inspired by her obsession with "The Office.
And I think Finneas had a reaction to that, and liked it enough that he wanted to accentuate what it was about it that he already liked. And I loved that that was the approach he took. Hope you love it. Lucky to have gotten to produce it! Buckets of love to Trevor and everyone involved in the creation of this track. The song just flew out in the last hour and a half of us being there," O'Connell told Atwood Magazine. He also landed a feature credit by providing backing vocals — and if you listen closely, you can also hear Eilish's voice floating in the background, even though she's not featured.
Now, both of them are the biggest things in pop music at the moment. Alice Kristiansen released "Lost My Mind" as a standalone single back in O'Connell recorded his own version of the song for his EP "Blood Harmony" — possibly because he still connected to an autobiographical element of the song, since he's cited that as the main reason why he keeps some songs for himself.
Insider logo The word "Insider". Close icon Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification. A leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation. World globe An icon of the world globe, indicating different international options. Callie Ahlgrim. Snapchat icon A ghost. Finneas O'Connell is a year-old singer, songwriter, producer, and five-time Grammy Award winner. He is best known for working with his younger sister, Billie Eilish, and producing her No. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
O'Connell cowrote two tracks with Tove Lo, including "Bikini Porn," which he described as "exactly the song I dreamed of producing for her. He cowrote and produced "Satellite" by Rebecca Black, of "Friday" fame. O'Connell originally wrote "Ocean Eyes" for his high school band. He produced Trevor Daniel's single "Past Life. He's featured on "The Ending" by Wafia, a song that he cowrote and produced. O'Connell produced Evalyn's debut single "Filthy Rich.