Hello everyone. It’s been a while since my last prediction, but this one is important. “FINNEAS!”
If you haven’t heard of him or listened to him yet, I’m begging you to go to your Spotify, or wherever you stream music, and blast it.
OK, on a more serious note, “FINNEAS,” also known as Finneas Baird O’Connell, is the older brother of American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish.
In my opinion, I think his stuff is way better than his sister’s but I’ll leave that up to you to decide. FINNEAS mainly used to write and produce for his sister but eventually decided to write, record and produce songs of his own.
I discovered FINNEAS when I was listening to WSYC adviser Ted Carlin’s radio show “Alt Friday” last fall. The first song I ever heard by him was “I Lost a Friend.” It was one of those songs I played on repeat for months. It really resonated with me and some personal things I was going through.
The 23-year-old pop singer released his latest album “Blood Harmony” in October 2019 but had already kickstarted his career back in 2016 with his single, “New Girl.”
Flash forward to August 2020, he has now re-released “Blood Harmony” (Deluxe). The album has a mixed vibe to it. The smooth tone of his voice, impactful lyrics and its electronic beats make up an amazing album. I personally love the use of the keyboard and synthesizer in some of his songs. You can listen to it and go through every emotion. If you want to feel sad, I’d say listen to “I Lost a Friend.” However, if you’re looking to fall in love, I’d say listen to “Shelter.”
Other honorable mentions on the album are “Partners in Crime,” “Die Alone” and “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night.” FINNEAS’ creativity doesn’t stop at the music though. If you check out his music videos, you’ll see just how creative and imaginative he can be.
My prediction is that this is only the beginning for FINNEAS. Whether it is writing more songs for his sister, or creating a new album (fingers crossed), I believe he is going to be an even bigger force to be reckoned with in 2021.
FINNEAS also has a great presence on social media and he recently released a new line of merchandise. I see big and greater things for FINNEAS in the near future. I’m really hoping that within the next few years, when concerts start to happen again, that FINNEAS goes on tour and I can see him live.
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