Finneas O'Connell

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Finneas O'Connell
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O'Connell at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles California
Finneas O'Connell

(1997-07-30) July 30, 1997 (age 21)[1]
Other namesFinneas
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • actor
  • record producer
Years active2011–present
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • keyboard
  • guitar
  • bass
  • computer
Associated acts

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

Life and career[edit]

Finneas was born to parents Maggie Baird, an actress, and Patrick O'Connell and has mainly Irish and Scottish ancestry.[6] He portrayed Alistar in the final season of the musical-comedy television show Glee in 2015. His sister Billie Eilish is a singer and artist for whom he co-writes and produces music. O'Connell grew up in Los Angeles, and began writing and producing songs at the age of 12.[7] He is the lead singer and songwriter of the band The Slightlys, which has won awards and competitions in the Los Angeles area.[8] He co-wrote and produced sister Billie Eilish's debut EP Don't Smile at Me which peaked at 14 on the US Billboard 200.[9][10] O'Connell served as producer and the only other songwriter on Billie Eilish's debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, which debuted at #1 in the US and UK charts.[11]

Finneas' first single, "New Girl", was released in 2016[12]. The music video to the single was released in 2019, was directed by Emma Sydney Menzies, and stars Finneas and Yasmine Vega[13]. 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[14] and Los Angeles[15].

Personal Life[edit]

Finneas is dating YouTuber Claudia Sulewski.[16] Finneas released "Claudia", his latest single, written partly after the first night they met.[17]



  • "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)[18]
  • "Life Moves On" (2018)
  • "Landmine" (2018)[19]
  • "Hollywood Forever" (2018)[20]
  • "College" (2018)
  • "Luck Pusher" (2018)
  • "Let's Fall in Love for the Night" (2018)
  • "Claudia" (2019)[21]
  • “I Lost a Friend” (2019)

Songwriting and production credits[edit]

Title Year Artist Album Songwriter Producer
"Come to Think" 2016 Gabrielle Current Non-album single Yes Yes
"Six Feet Under" Billie Eilish Yes Yes
"Ocean Eyes" Don't Smile at Me Yes Yes
"Your Eyes"
(featuring Tayla Parx)
2017 The Knocks Testify EP Yes No
"Filthy Rich" Evelyn Non-album single No Yes
"Bellyache" Billie Eilish Don't Smile at Me Yes Yes
"Bored" Non-album single Yes Yes
"Lost My Mind" Alice Kistiansen Yes Yes
"Watch" Billie Eilish Don't Smile at Me Yes Yes
"Copycat" Yes Yes
"Idontwannabeyouanymore" Yes Yes
"My Boy" Yes Yes
"Party Favor" Yes Yes
"Hostage" Yes Yes
"Satellite" Rebecca Black RE / BL Yes Yes
(with Vince Staples)
Billie Eilish Don't Smile at Me Yes Yes
"Bitches Broken Hearts" 2018 Yes Yes
(with Khalid)
Yes Yes
"You Should See Me in a Crown" When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Yes Yes
"When the Party's Over" Yes Yes
"Come Out and Play" Non-album single Yes Yes
"When I Was Older" 2019 Music Inspired By The Film Roma Yes Yes
"Bury a Friend" When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Yes Yes
"Wish You Were Gay" Yes Yes
"!!!!!!!" Yes Yes
"Bad Guy" Yes Yes
"Xanny" Yes Yes
"All the Good Girls Go to Hell" Yes Yes
"8" Yes Yes
"My Strange Addiction" Yes Yes
"Ilomilo" Yes Yes
"Listen Before I Go" Yes Yes
"I Love You" Yes Yes
"Goodbye" Yes Yes


  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". Instagram. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Finneas". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  3. ^ Goldstein, By Gary (16 October 2014). "When it's 'Life Inside Out,' they turn to music". LA Times. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  4. ^ 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 14 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Finneas O'Connell - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  6. ^ Power, Ed. "An Interview with Billie Eilish: Pop's Ferocious New Enigma | Hotpress". Hotpress. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  7. ^ "Meet FINNEAS, Billie Eilish's Big Brother and Your New Music Crush".
  8. ^ "In Battles of the Bands, The Slightlys Keep Winning (VIDEO)". LA Weekly. 23 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Billie Eilish's 'Don't Smile at Me' Hits New High".
  10. ^ "Billie Eilish Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Billie Eilish makes chart history with debut album". Consequence of Sound. 2019-04-08. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  12. ^ "[PREMIERE] FINNEAS: 'New Girl' - WE FOUND NEW MUSICWE FOUND NEW MUSIC". Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  13. ^ FINNEAS (2019-02-04), FINNEAS - NEW GIRL (Official Music Video), retrieved 2019-04-08
  14. ^ FINNEAS (2019-02-03). "First headliner tomorrow night in NYC and it's SOLD OUT, BABY". @finneas. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  15. ^ January 29th, Kevin Bronson on; 2019 (2019-01-30). "Finneas' fans fall in love for the night at the Troubadour". Retrieved 2019-04-08.
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  18. ^ Heaven - Single by Finneas, retrieved 2019-04-01
  19. ^ Landmine (Aire Atlantica Remix) - Single by Finneas, retrieved 2019-04-01
  20. ^ Putri, Rosiana (2018-09-16). "Finneas O'Connell Needs More Recognition and Here's Why". Arts + Culture. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  21. ^ Claudia - Single by Finneas, retrieved 2019-04-01