Finneas O'Connell

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Finneas O'Connell
Finneas O'Connell 2019 by Glenn Francis.jpg
Born (1997-07-30) July 30, 1997 (age 22)[1]
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • musician
  • actor
Years active2011–present
RelativesBillie Eilish (sister)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • keyboard
  • guitar
  • bass
  • Digital Audio Workstation
Associated acts
  • Billie Eilish
  • The Slightlys

Finneas Baird O'Connell (born July 30, 1997), also known as Finneas (stylized in all caps),[2][3] is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, and actor. He has released several singles and has written music for other artists, including his sister, singer Billie Eilish. As an actor, O'Connell starred in the 2013 independent film, Life Inside Out.[4] He is also known for his role as Alistair in the Fox TV series Glee.[5] In 2011, he portrayed Spencer in the film Bad Teacher. He also appeared in two episodes of ABC's Modern Family[5] and two episodes of Aquarius.[6]

Life and career[edit]

Finneas was born to parents Maggie Baird, an actress, and Patrick O'Connell and has mainly Irish and Scottish ancestry.[7] He portrayed Alistair in the final season of the musical-comedy television show Glee in 2015. O'Connell grew up in Los Angeles, and began writing and producing songs at the age of 12.[8] He is the lead singer and songwriter of the band The Slightlys, which has won awards and competitions in the Los Angeles area.[9] Finneas writes and produces for his sister, singer Billie Eilish. He co-wrote and produced Eilish's debut EP Don't Smile at Me which peaked at 14 on the U.S. Billboard 200.[10][11] O'Connell served as producer and co-writer or writer on Billie Eilish's debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, which debuted at #1 in the U.S. and U.K. charts.[12]

Finneas' first single, "New Girl", was released in 2016.[13] The music video for the single was released in 2019, was directed by Emma Sydney Menzies, and stars Finneas and Yasmine Vega.[14] He released second single, "I'm in Love Without You" in 2017, and proceeded to release eight singles in 2018, "Break My Heart Again", "Heaven", "Life Moves On", "Landmine", "Hollywood Forever", "College", "Luck Pusher", and "Let's Fall in Love for the Night". At the start of 2019, Finneas played his first, sold-out, headline shows in New York[15] and Los Angeles.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Finneas is dating YouTuber Claudia Sulewski.[17] He released "Claudia", a recent single, written partly after the first night they met.[18]



  • "Maybe I'm Losing My Mind" (2015) from Life Inside Out Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • "Call Me When You Find Yourself" (2015) from Life Inside Out Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • "Your Mother's Favorite" (2015) from Life Inside Out Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • "New Girl" (2016)
  • "I'm in Love Without You" (2017)
  • "Break My Heart Again" (2018)
  • "Heaven" (2018)[19]
  • "Life Moves On" (2018)
  • "Landmine" (2018)[20]
  • "Hollywood Forever" (2018)[21]
  • "College" (2018)
  • "Luck Pusher" (2018)
  • "Let's Fall in Love for the Night" (2018)
  • "Claudia" (2019)[22]
  • "I Lost a Friend" (2019)
  • "Angel" (2019)
  • "Shelter" (2019)
  • "I Don't Miss You at All" (2019)[23]

Songwriting and production credits[edit]

Year Title Artist Album Co-writer or writer Producer
2016 "Come to Think" Gabrielle Current Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"Six Feet Under" Billie Eilish ☑Y ☑Y
"Ocean Eyes" Don't Smile at Me ☑Y ☑Y
2017 "Your Eyes"
(featuring Tayla Parx)
The Knocks Testify EP ☑Y
"Filthy Rich" Evelyn Non-album single ☑Y
"Bellyache" Billie Eilish Don't Smile at Me ☑Y ☑Y
"Bored" Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"Lost My Mind" Alice Kistiansen ☑Y ☑Y
"Watch" Billie Eilish Don't Smile at Me ☑Y ☑Y
"Copycat" ☑Y ☑Y
"Idontwannabeyouanymore" ☑Y ☑Y
"My Boy" ☑Y ☑Y
"Party Favor" ☑Y ☑Y
"Hostage" ☑Y ☑Y
"Satellite" Rebecca Black RE / BL ☑Y ☑Y
(with Vince Staples)
Billie Eilish Don't Smile at Me ☑Y ☑Y
2018 "Bitches Broken Hearts" ☑Y ☑Y
(with Khalid)
☑Y ☑Y
"You Should See Me in a Crown" When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? ☑Y ☑Y
"When the Party's Over" ☑Y ☑Y
"Come Out and Play" Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
2019 "When I Was Older" Music Inspired By The Film Roma ☑Y ☑Y
"Bury a Friend" When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? ☑Y ☑Y
"Moral of the Story" Ashe Moral of the Story: Chapter 1 EP ☑Y[24] ☑Y[25]
"Wish You Were Gay" Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? ☑Y ☑Y
"!!!!!!!" ☑Y ☑Y
"Bad Guy" ☑Y ☑Y
"Xanny" ☑Y ☑Y
"All the Good Girls Go to Hell" ☑Y ☑Y
"8" ☑Y ☑Y
"My Strange Addiction" ☑Y ☑Y
"Ilomilo" ☑Y ☑Y
"Listen Before I Go" ☑Y ☑Y
"I Love You" ☑Y ☑Y
"Goodbye" ☑Y ☑Y


Films + TV
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Bad Teacher Spencer
2013 Life Inside Out Shane
2013 Tomorrow Tom Short
2013–2014 Modern Family Ronnie Jr. 2 episodes
2014 happySADhappy Andrew Short
2015 Glee Alistair 4 episodes


  1. ^ "THIS IS MY BIG BROTHER AND MY BEST FRIEND. I WOULD BE PRECISELY NOTHING WITHOUT HIM. HE IS MY WHOLE WORLD AND I WOULD DO ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING FOR HIM.ANYTHING ANYTHING ANYTHING. @finneasoconnell i love you i love you i love you i love you happy birthday perfect boy". Retrieved 2018-07-30 – via Instagram.
  2. ^ "Finneas". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-04-01.
  3. ^ "FINNEAS". Spotify. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  4. ^ "Talking with Maggie Baird and Finneas O'Connell". Your Teen Magazine. 2015-09-18. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  5. ^ a b Shira, Dahvi. "Former Glee Actor-Musician Finneas O'Connell Talks About the Show's Pop-Culture Legacy, His Adoration for Kesha and Why He Goes to 'Desperate Measures' for His Girlfriend | skyelyfe | Music & Lifestyle". Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  6. ^ "Finneas O'Connell - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  7. ^ Power, Ed. "An Interview with Billie Eilish: Pop's Ferocious New Enigma | Hotpress". Hotpress. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  8. ^ "Meet FINNEAS, Billie Eilish's Big Brother and Your New Music Crush".
  9. ^ "In Battles of the Bands, The Slightlys Keep Winning (VIDEO)". LA Weekly. 23 October 2014.
  10. ^ "Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Billie Eilish's 'Don't Smile at Me' Hits New High".
  11. ^ "Billie Eilish Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  12. ^ "Billie Eilish makes chart history with debut album". Consequence of Sound. 2019-04-08. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  13. ^ "[PREMIERE] FINNEAS: 'New Girl' - WE FOUND NEW MUSICWE FOUND NEW MUSIC". Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  14. ^ FINNEAS (2019-02-04), FINNEAS - NEW GIRL (Official Music Video), retrieved 2019-04-08
  15. ^ FINNEAS (2019-02-03). "First headliner tomorrow night in NYC and it's SOLD OUT, BABY". @finneas. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  16. ^ Bronson, Kevin (2019-01-30). "Finneas' fans fall in love for the night at the Troubadour". Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  17. ^ "Cabo with you♥️". YouTube. 2019-01-13. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  19. ^ Heaven - Single by Finneas, retrieved 2019-04-01
  20. ^ Landmine (Aire Atlantica Remix) - Single by Finneas, retrieved 2019-04-01
  21. ^ Putri, Rosiana (2018-09-16). "Finneas O'Connell Needs More Recognition and Here's Why". Arts + Culture. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  22. ^ Claudia - Single by Finneas, retrieved 2019-04-01
  23. ^ "I Don't Miss You at All – Single by Finneas". Apple Music. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  24. ^ "Ashe - Moral of the Story Lyrics". musiXmatch. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  25. ^ Castel, Gregory (2019-02-20). "Ashe writes the perfect anthem for broken relationships in "Moral of the Story" [Video]". EARMILK. Retrieved 2019-07-19.

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