Producer, singer-songwriter and musician Finneas does not need a fancy studio to make some of the biggest pop hits of the day – his award-winning music was crafted in a modest bedroom studio in his actor-musician parents' Los Angeles home.
Earlier this year, the 22-year-old, best known for his work with pop star sister Billie Eilish, 18, won all five awards he was nominated for at the Grammy Awards.
His work on Eilish's debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019), earned him the accolades of Album of the Year; Producer of the Year, Non-Classical; and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical; while a hit single from the album, Bad Guy, won him Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
"I think the reason I recorded in my bedroom, and the reason anyone does, it's right where you live, where you're comfortable," says the musician, whose real name is Finneas O'Connell, in a telephone interview from Los Angeles.
"Why go out of my way to go somewhere when I could be recording at my own place?"
The youngest recipient of the Producer of the Year Grammy says the awards felt "very, very surreal".
"Never in a million years would I have expected that we win. I kind of can't really believe it. I think I would be lying if I said I had fully taken it in."
And while his work with Eilish might be making the biggest impact in pop culture right now – one of their most recent collaborations was the newest James Bond theme No Time To Die – he is also carving out a name for himself with his solo output.
Late last year, he released his debut EP, Blood Harmony – a collection of seven, deeply personal songs that include tunes inspired by failed relationships.
He recently released a one-take music video filmed in Los Angeles for Let's Fall In Love For The Night, the latest single taken off the EP.
"You're kind of like telling everybody your secret, they might not be things you are proud of," he says of his confessional style of songwriting.
Never in a million years would I have expected that we win. I kind of can't really believe it. I think I would be lying if I said I had fully taken it in.
PRODUCER, SINGER-SONGWRITER AND MUSICIAN FINNEAS on winning five awards at this year's Grammys for his work on pop star sister Billie Eilish's (left) debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
"But the songs that are very personal to me are like the only songs I really love. If I write a song not about my real life, it doesn't mean much."
And while he performs with Eilish on her global gigs, he also found time to do his own solo tour last year.
"It's a lot of fun, but it's kind of lonely being on stage every night without Billie. I really love being up on stage with her," says the artist who, together with Eilish, did their one and only performance in Singapore at the 2018 edition Read More – Source