Billie Eilish Had To Get Steve Carell's Approval For "The Office" Sample On Debut Album
Billie Eilish has been the talk of the town lately since her debut album WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? has been taking over the Billboard charts, landing her even more recognition and headling spots at festivals this summer. If you've listened to her tape then you're probably aware of The Office samples on the track "My Strange Addiction."
The samples on the song are pulled from the episode “Threat Level Midnight" that sees Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell) debut his action movie to the Dunder Mifflin office. Lines such as “I haven’t done that dance since my wife died” and “You should enter it in festivals” is heard on the song, and according to Rolling Stone, Steve had to personally sign off on the matter.
“They had to get approval of all the cast that was on it,” B.J. Novak (writer, executive producer and actor) told the publication. “I was fine with it regardless. but I was like ‘Wow, bonus: This is a banger.'”
Billie's "Bad Guy" track is currently sitting at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 while "Bury A Friend" is at #27 and moving up.