Analyzing Billie Eilish - bad guy

Author: sleepfreaks

Analyzing Popular Tracks to Learn New Techniques!


In this series, we will analyze the “chords/rhythm/sound design/song structure” of popular tracks from trending artists and discuss the various production techniques and methods used while live streaming on our YouTube channel.

We decided the first song for this series would be:

Billie Eilish – bad guy

Billie Eilish - bad guy

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Billie Eilish – bad guy

This song was released March 29, 2019 and is a long running hit song, remaining in the billboard TOP10 until October 2019.

・Apple Music Awards – Winner of 3 Awards
・2nd most streamed song on Spotify 2019

The track’s aesthetic is created by limiting the number of tracks, and bringing the vocal track and beat to the forefront.

Analyzing Billie Eilish – bad guy

Due to copyright issues, we cannot play the original song in our video.
Before watching the video, be sure to familiarise yourself with the original song first.

Products Introduced in our Video

Here we have a list of the products mentioned in our video.

DAW: Cubase 10.5


The most popular DAW software in Japan. It allows for very balanced production of sequencing/recording/mixing/etc.
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Celemony Melodyne 4


We used the “editor” edition of the quintessential pitch editing software “Melodyne 4” to create a vocal melody.
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U-he Diva Virtual Analogue Synth

U-he Diva Virtual Analogue Synth

This software synth models analog hardware and gives that distinct inconsistent pitch nuance.
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Xfer LFO Tool Modulator Effect


This is an incredibly useful editing tool that allows you to control volume or frequency curves.
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A software synth made to enhance your low-end production.
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Analyzing a hit