Today, young singer-songwriter Billie Eilish announced her highly-anticipated and long overdue(!) debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.
In addition to her mass success with 2017 EP dont smile at me which went gold, the genre-defying artist recently took out the #8 spot in Triple J’s Hottest 100 with ‘when the party’s over’ as well as #17 and #46.
Watch: Billie Eilish – when the party’s over
It’s difficult to predict what to expect considering she broke out with 2017 soft and longing single ‘ocean eyes’ and has more recently released dark and dominative tracks like ‘you should see me in a crown’. Will there be any collaborations like 2017’s ‘lovely’ with Khalid? Will it be a mix of vulnerable and trap?
Here’s what we’ve gathered so far:
- The artwork resembles that of a poster of a horror film so we can assume it’ll be accompanied by some devilish tracks and music videos.
2. A 16-second trailer titled ‘Hahahahaha’ of Billie’s head being messed around reveals lyrics ‘what do you want from me? why don’t you run from me? what are you wondering? what do you know? why aren’t you scared of me? why do you care for me? when we all fall asleep, where do we go?” – another hint of haunting themes.
3. A single will be released tomorrow at 9 am PT, which is a little past midnight for our Aussie readers.
4. Speaking to Spanish publication JNSP last July, Billie confirmed a collaboration with Lorde: “There are many… conversations about it. So the answer is yes, there will be. It is very cool to have become a friend of those who were my idols” [translated]. Lets hope it goes to plan.
5. Eilish and her brother and producer Finneas O’Connell were also in the studio with John Mayer that month. Peep the Instagram caption.
6. We might hear some of the new tracks in April – she was just announced as a headliner for Groovin The Moo. Billie is also playing at Coachella that month so her debut album release comes with much anticipation and crowds ready to perform for.
7. The best way to get updates (other than us of course) is her Instagram and brother Finneas on Twitter.
Are you looking forward to these potential collaborations? Which genre are you hoping Billie will delve into?
Earlier this month, Bring Me The Horizon covered Billie Eilish‘s gut-wrenching track ‘when the party’s over’, check out all the action now.