For all her popularity, Eilish has long-since been the patron saint of creepy cool girls everywhere. Her debut studio album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” incorporates ASMR-like whispers, vocal distortions, and the sounds of knives sharpening and dental drills, per Insider. Though the songs may seem too familiar to trigger a bodily response now, they’re clearly designed to deliver chills and feel almost uncomfortably immersive. In other words, Eilish’s musical style — especially on songs like nightmarish “bury a friend” — perfectly matches the new HBO show’s rare ability to get under viewers’ skin.
Speaking of creepy cool girls, it’s clear from the first episode that “True Detective: Night Country” is all about them. In the premiere, viewers meet the tough, seemingly unshakeable women of a remote Alaska town that doesn’t see sunlight for long stretches of the year. These are the type of women who will gut a wolf without a second thought, who will stare down a polar bear and won’t bat an eye at the discovery of a severed human tongue on a kitchen floor. This casually macabre sensibility lines up perfectly with Eilish’s song, which features such grossly memorable lyrics as “step on the glass, staple your tongue” and “my limbs all froze and my eyes won’t close.”