The track was co-written and produced by her brother Finneas. Earlier this year Billie told Annie Mac, “We started writing it because I literally had a dream that I killed myself and nobody cared and all of my best friends basically came out in public and said ‘oh, we never liked her.’”
In the four-minute track, Eilish recalls a nightmare in which she steps off the Golden Gate Bridge, believing she could fly. The landmark, which is reproduced in the song’s cover art, has a strong cultural association with suicide. Since it was erected in 1937, nearly 1,700 people have leaped to their death from the structure according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
If you or someone you know needs help in combatting addiction or depression, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
If you’re in the U.S. you can call directly at 1-800-273-8255
Readers in the UK can call the Samaritans at +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90.