Billie Eilish and her newest album
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Kylie John-Klein, Staff Writer
The controversial artist, Billie Eilish, released her newest album, “When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” on March 29, 2019.
The first song from the album Eilish released was “Wish You Were Gay” which Eilish got major backlash for. She addressed this in an interview with Billboard, stating, “First off, I want to be so clear that it’s so not supposed to be an insult,” Eilish said. “I feel like it’s been a little bit misinterpreted. I tried so hard to not make it in any way offensive.” Instead, Eilish tried making it clear that she was just trying to state that it would be a good way to spare her feelings instead of her crush just saying they aren’t interested.
Moving forward from the controversy, this album touches base on everything from feelings toward significant others, friends, and empowerment. Eilish likes to think outside of the box when creating music with her brother like her sampling of the office in her song, “Strange Addiction”.
In an interview, Eilish told MTV News, “When we made the beat for ‘My Strange Addiction,’ it reminded me of the song they play when they do the Scarn dance. I thought that was really funny, so we literally just ripped the audio from Netflix and put it in the song, not at all thinking that they would say yes to it and we’d be able to put it out. Also, it’s about strange addictions, and “The Office” is mine, so…”.
The song now has around 25 million streams solely on Spotify and has been ranked the sixth most popular song on “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”, according to BuzzAngle music.
Throughout Eilish’s whole album, she keeps an edgy and dark theme which she discussed with iHeart Radio in a interview. “Kids use my songs as a hug,” she admitted. “Songs about being depressed or suicidal or completely just against-yourself — some adults think that’s bad, but I feel that seeing that someone else feels just as horrible as you do is a comfort. It’s a good feeling,” she confessed. “It’s someone to scream with.”
She also discussed her stunts in an interview with PopBuzz, “I’m such a dip ‘cause I like to do my own stunts.” She then explained: “For ‘When the Party’s Over’, I had the tubes in my eyes, squirting black stuff into my eyes. That was real, that was not CGI. The spider crawling out of my mouth for ‘You Should See Me in a Crown’, that was real. I could go through way less and just have everything CGI-ed.”
She goes on about how this is one of her favorite parts about creating music videos and that she gets mad when her manager tells her that she can not do certain stunts.
If you are looking for something new to listen to that does not compare with other current music being released, it is strongly suggested that you give “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” a listen.