As her March 29 album release date approaches, Billie Eilish has released a brand new track today titled ‘wish you were gay’, taken from her forthcoming debut full-length WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?. ‘wish you were gay’ has long been a fan favourite since early demo’s started circulating online in 2017. The song playfully details the longing and consequent coping of teenage lust and rejection.
17-year-old Billie reveals: ‘”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.”
‘wish you were gay’ debuted overnight as a WORLD RECORD on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show on Apple Music. ‘A Snippet Into Billie’s Mind – wish you were gay’ was also revealed overnight and is the second of three episodes in a short-form mini-series available exclusively on YouTube. Each episode will bring new insight into a song from her debut album, helping fans understand her process and shine new light on her music.
Billie Eilish is currently on her SOLD OUT tour across Europe before returning to her native California for two very special performances at Coachella Festival in April. She will then make her way to Australia to headline the Groovin the Moo festival and play a series of SOLD OUT headline dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle.
For more details on her upcoming tour dates and ticket information around the world, go to: http://www.billieeilish.com
BILLIE EILISH TOUR DATES 2019
30 April – Hordern Pavillion, Sydney | SOLD OUT
03 May – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne | SOLD OUT
07 May – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane | SOLD OUT
08 May – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
10 May – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle | SOLD OUT
Groovin the Moo 2019 dates
26 April – Groovin The Moo, Wayville
27 April – Groovin The Moo, Maitland
28 April – Groovin The Moo, Canberra
04 May – Groovin The Moo, Bendigo
05 May – Groovin The Moo, Townsville
11 May – Groovin The Moo, Bunbury