Billie Eilish continues to tease her debut album with another twisted delight
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? is out March 29th, with Australian shows through April/May.
Billie Eilish is on a roll. The young American up-start has proved a dominative force ever since her swaying debut single Ocean Eyes impressed us all these years ago, and in the time since she's proved herself to be one of the more consistent names in the pop music realm, offering slightly left-field and experimental twists on accessible pop music to offer something a little deeper than your standard affair. Her most recent, bury a friend, is perhaps the most notable example of this to date, offering a twisted display of what I'm calling 'horror-pop' - seeing the "monster under your bed" brought to life in a song that combines "Eilish's soft, lullaby-esque tone" with a twisted, shattering production that squirms underneath.
Her debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, is out March 29th via Universal Music Australia and it promises to push Eilish forwards as one of pop music's most adventurous and daring, going places previously unexplored in mainstream pop when it arrives and solidifies her place as one of pop's best. The album's latest tease, wish you were gay, continues Eilish's trend on evolution and growth, offering something once again different to her past work as she keeps us on our toes. It's a moment more subtle and emotive, with a gentle instrumental only slightly becoming climactic in the single's choruses, leaving a platform for the musician's soft vocals to sway over the top. "wish you were gay is about wanting to be with someone so bad it hurts, and not wanting to accept that this person doesn’t want you in return," she says on the track. "At least if they were gay, I’d have a valid reason for their rejection and lack of interest in being with me. I wrote the song when I was 14 and madly in love with a boy. It’s supposed to be a fun and playful way at dealing with rejection."
Pre-order WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? HERE, and catch her around the country with a bunch of dates, including Groovin' The Moo, happening this April/May.
30 April - Hordern Pavillion, Sydney | SOLD OUT
03 May - Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne | SOLD OUT
07 May - Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane | SOLD OUT
08 May - Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
10 May - Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle | SOLD OUT
26 April - Groovin The Moo, Wayville
27 April - Groovin The Moo, Maitland
28 April - Groovin The Moo, Canberra
04 May - Groovin The Moo, Bendigo
05 May - Groovin The Moo, Townsville
11 May - Groovin The Moo, Bunbury
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