Indie pop prodigy Billie Eilish and Japanese artist Takashi Murakami have collaborated on the music video for the singers newest single “you should see me in a crown.” The song that came out in July is featured on her forthcoming debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? due to be released this week, March 29. The anime music video features Eilish’s popular BLOHSH apparel brand and alter ego alongside Murakami’s signature pop Flowers.
“Eight months from start to finish, I sprinted throughout the production process with my animation team striving to realize Billie’s vision in an unprecedented way,” Takashi said in a press release. Billie described Murakami as an “incredible visionary, It was such an honor to collaborate with him and have our brains and our worlds collide for this video.”
“You should see me in a crown” is available to stream now on Apple Music.
Following the release of the music video, Apple Music have now released exclusive merch, designed by renowned streetwear designer Don C.
Image via Apple Music
This is not the first time the artists have collaborated on a project together. They previously worked together for her feature with GARAGE magazine in 2018. Where Elilish can be found on the cover and in the pages of super-glossy fashion and lifestyle mag. The whole shoot was shot by Juno Calypso.
Juno Calypso: Billie Eilish by Takashi Murakami for GARAGE Magazine Issue 16 (image via Juno Calypso/GARAGE Magazine)/ Takashi Murakami:Reborn (Photographer: Hirao Kentaro) ©︎ 2012 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved
This isn’t the first time the Japanese artist has collaborated with musicians either. Takashi has previously worked with the likes of Kanye West and Kid Cudi.
Text by Peigi Mackillop