Billie Eilish has revealed she “hated every second” of making her wildly successful debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Eilish explained that she didn’t enjoy the process of writing the record, which was released to critical acclaim in March 2019.
“I hated every second of it. I hated writing. I hated recording. I literally hated it. I would’ve done anything else,” she said.
“I remember thinking there’s no way I’m making another album after this. Absolutely not.”
Discussing what changed between then and working on her second album – due out next month – Eilish said: “No one has a say anymore. It’s literally me and [brother and collaborator] Finneas and no one else.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Eilish touched on her highly publicised British Vogue cover shoot, saying some of the reactions to it were “not okay”.
The cover shoot drew a lot of attention due to Eilish‘s decision to debut a new look over opting for her usual style. In fact, a photo she shared of the cover broke the record for Instagram likes with a cool 17 million in total.
“I saw a picture of me on the cover of Vogue [from] a couple of years ago with big, huge oversize clothes [next to the new Vogue cover]. Then the caption was like, ‘That’s called growth’,” she said.
“I understand where they’re coming from, but at the same time, I’m like, ‘No, that’s not okay. I’m not this now, and I didn’t need to grow from that’.”
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