Fresh from an appearance on Sneaker Shopping, Billie Eilish shares a new song, titled “wish you were gay,” from her anticipated debut album. The track serves as a followup to her previous WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? release, “bury a friend.”
“wish you were gay” debuted today on Apple Music as Zane Lowe’s World Record. In speaking on the track, Billie says, “‘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. 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.”
Also leading up to the March 29 album premiere, Eilish delivers the second of three episodes in a short-form mini-series. Dubbed A Snippet Into Billie’s Mind – wish you were gay, the piece sheds insight into the 17-year-old singer-songwriter’s new song.
Billie Eilish is currently on the road for her sold-out tour in Europe. She will be returning to her native California to perform at Coachella in April, before heading out on her sold-out North American tour in May.
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? drops March 29.