ALT 98.7 New Music Discovery: Billie Eilish “Bury a Friend”

The teenage marvel has confirmed she will be releasing her highly anticipated debut album ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ on March 29 via Darkroom/Interscope Records. The single was written and produced by Billie Eilish and her chief collaborator and elder brother Finneas O’Connell. Watch the haunting Michael Chaves directed video below.

 

“When we made ‘bury a friend,’ the whole album clicked in my head,” Billie explains. “I immediately knew what it was going to be about, what the visuals were going to be, and everything in terms of how I wanted it to be perceived. It inspired what the album is about. ‘bury a friend’ is literally from the perspective of the monster under my bed. If you put yourself in that mindset, what is this creature doing or feeling?” She continues. “I also confess that I’m this monster, because I’m my own worst enemy. I might be the monster under your bed too.”

'WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?' was written, produced and recorded entirely by 17-year-old Billie Eilish and brother Finneas in their childhood home of Highland Park, Los Angeles. Recorded in Finneas’ bedroom opposite Billie’s, the pair spent most of 2018 writing songs on the road, then spending many days and nights when off the road, at home, recording the album. The first to be revealed since the album announcement is “bury a friend,” a driving tour-de-force of a song, trailblazing its way into the world and sounding quite unlike anything else that’s out right now. Reaffirming Billie Eilish’s place, always ahead of the curve, never compromising her sound or vision.

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