Katy Perry regrets not working with Billie Eilish on 'Ocean Eyes'

In another life, "Ocean Eye" might have been very, very different. It could involve Katy Perry. The "Roar" singer recently revealed one of her career regrets. A few years ago, it passed up the chance to work with Billie Eilish.

On January 27, Los Angeles radio station 102.7 KIIS-FM posted Perry's TikTok, appearing to address the audience. The "American Idol" judge took to the microphone to reveal that she received an email about the then-unknown singer from a former colleague at Unsub Records, the label she founded under Capitol Music Group in 2014 company. "Hey, look at this new artist. I really hope we can work with her," Perry shared, without revealing the name of the sender. "It's a song called 'Ocean Eyes.'"

Unfortunately, she wasn't that impressed at the time. Perry continued, "She was just a blonde girl, and I was like, 'Well, boring.'" Although the extent of Perry's collaboration with the young singer is unclear, Perry called the pass a "mistake." . "Big mistake. Huge mistake. Don't let this get on the internet," she said.

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Eilish eventually released the song in 2015, when she was still a teenager, launching her SoundCloud career. A year later, she debuted a music video for her single. Neither the song nor the singer was picked up by Perry's Unsub, and Eilish eventually signed with Darkroom and Interscope Records.

Eilish has continued to break records since the song was released. She has won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and the 2022 Academy Award for Best Original Song, among others. She has also released two studio albums - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 》 2019, 2021 is happier than ever .

In 2019, after years of rejection, Perry finally met the "Bad Guy" singer when the then-17-year-old made her Coachella music festival debut. The meeting was captured on camera and released in the 2021 Apple TV+ documentary Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry.

The "Fireworks" singer, who is with fiancé Orlando Bloom, was introduced to Eilish backstage and Perry was visibly excited. "I have to admit — I'm obviously a huge fan — but my fiancé doesn't listen to music and he'll literally just play it for you in the car," she told the "Lovely" singer. Bloom sang his song of choice, "Bad Guy," before singing the chorus. "So proud of you," the "Lord of the Rings" star added, hugging Eilish. "Thank you, brother," she replied.

Perry then told Eilish that she was always available to help if she needed to talk. "I love you and I want to say it's going to be a crazy ten years, it's going to be crazy, so if you want to talk because it's a weird ride."

Apparently, Eilish had no idea who Bloom was and thought he was "just some guy Perry met."

Eilish's brother and frequent collaborator Finneas can be seen in a later clip, explaining that Bloom "played Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean ." Eilish was stunned. "That guy? Was that him?" she asked, before adding: "He kissed me on the cheek. Bringing him back I wanted to see him again. I didn't know it was him, I thought it was just Katy Pee Someone I know."

It looks like someone from Eilish also escaped. And it happened to be Legolas.