Billie Eilish’s “everything i wanted” Was Inspired By A Nightmare
Billie Eilish returns tonight (November 13) with her first new single since dropping her chart-topping debut LP, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, in March. And it seems somewhat fitting, given her aesthetic, that it was inspired by a nightmare. “I literally had a dream that I killed myself and nobody cared and all of my best friends and people that I worked with basically came out in public and said, like, ‘Oh, we never liked her,'” the 17-year-old told Annie Mac in an interview with BBC Radio 1.
The “Bad Guy” hitmaker than sat down to write “everything i wanted” with her brother FINNEAS as a way of processing the experience. “I had a dream, I got everything I wanted,” Billie begins the song over mellow synths. “Not what you’d think and if I’m being honest, it might’ve been a nightmare.” However, she draws comfort from the close bond she has with her sibling: “You say, ‘As long as I’m here, no one can hurt you.'” It will be interesting to see if this is a stand-alone single or the first taste of Billie’s sophomore LP.
Listen to the eerie yet comforting “everything i wanted” below.