HILLARY: Billie Eilish drops a chilling tribute
to her brother on the new single “everything i wanted.” HILLARY: “everything I wanted,” marks
Billie’s first new single since her March 2019 debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep,
Where Do We Go?’ Sticking to the family formula, the song is
co-written and produced by her brother Finneas. On the track Billie recalls a dream
where she kills herself, and despite the fame, no one seemed to care. BILLIE EILISH: We started writing it because
I literally had a dream that I killed myself and nobody cared, and all of my best friends
and people that I work with basically came out in public and said, ‘Oh we never liked
her.’ HILLARY: “Golden” refers to the Golden
Gate Bridge, which is depicted abstractly in the song’s cover art, and is known as a
popular sucide site. Nightmares and suicidal thoughts are common
themes that Billie’s tackled in the past, most notably on her debut album. BILLIE: The album is basically what happens
when you fall asleep. For me, in every song in the album there’s
sleep paralysis. There’s night terrors, nightmares… I’ve
always had really, really bad night terrors. HILLARY: Back to the track, Billie dives deeper
into her struggles with sleep paralysis. HILLARY: This isn’t the first time Billie’s
directly mentioned sleep paralysis on a song. On “bury a friend,” Billie talks about
just how helpless it can feel. HILLARY: But throughout everything, on the
chorus Billie points to the strong relationship with her brother Finneas that keeps her going. BILLIE: Pretty much that whole song is about
me and Finneas’ relationship. But it’s kind of like my brother is my best
friend, and I have these dreams and these things happen, and no matter what happens,
he’s gonna always be there for me, and it’s the same the other way around. HILLARY: There’s no denying the impact that
the two siblings have together, touring sold out shows and even announcing dates for 2020. But despite being on the road, the two still
find some time to lock in and create new sounds. FINNEAS: We’re deep into the creative process
on new material for sure. BILLIE: I think what’s cool about it right now is, on the
last tour we were on and the tour right before that we’ve just been writing and not worrying
about what it’s for. HILLARY: Billie’s fans have been all over
“everything i wanted,” and it immediately shot to the top of the Genius Songs chart
since its release. If you wanna learn more about “everything
i wanted,” check out the song page on Genius.com. I’m Hillary with Genius News bringing you
the meaning and the knowledge behind the music.