Since her debut ‘Ocean Eyes’, Billie Eilish has continued her steep rise to international stardom with multiple platinum plus ARIA singles, more than four billion combined streams. Three additional songs have been featured in triple j’s Hottest 100(#46 ‘you should see me in a crown’, #17 ‘lovely (with Khalid)’ and #8 ‘when the party’s over’) and at just thirteen, she is the youngest person to ever crack the Top 10.
This week, the teenage star has confirmed the release of her highly anticipated debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? on 29 March via Universal Music Australia. Her announcement video blew up the internet with over fourteen million views in less than twenty-four hours of its publication. The album is now available for pre-order
Along with this announcement, Eilish has released her new single entitled ‘bury a friend’ which is now available worldwide on all digital platforms. The single was written/produced by Billie Eilish herself and her older brother Finneas O’Connell.
“When we made ‘bury a friend,’ the whole album clicked in my head,” Billie explains. “I immediately knew what it was going to be about, what the visuals were going to be, and everything in terms of how I wanted it to be perceived. It inspired what the album is about. ‘bury a friend’ is literally from the perspective of the monster under my bed. If you put yourself in that mindset, what is this creature doing or feeling? I also confess that I’m this monster because I’m my own worst enemy. I might be the monster under your bed too.”
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? was written, produced and recorded entirely by 17-year-old Billie Eilish and brother Finneas in their childhood home in Los Angeles. The pair spent the majority of 2018 writing the album whilst on the road before returning home to Finneas’ bedroom to record it.
These conjoined announcement has confirmed Billie Eilish’s place in the music industry with her commitment to her indivudal style and her ability to remain two steps ahead.