Billie Eilish’s new song leaves significant meaning with listeners

Dilan Yousif, Staff Writer

Seventeen year old singer songwriter Billie Eilish confirmed on March 20, 2018 that she is working on an album.

Last week, on Jan. 29, she formally announced the albums title, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”, and the cover art for it as well. The following day Eilish released her latest single from the album “Bury a Friend”. Eilish had previously released two tracks from the album, “You Should See Me in a Crown” and “When the Party’s Over”. The album is set to debut on March 29, 2019.

“Bury a Friend”, her latest single, can be described as dark and haunting, not only the music video and its visuals, but also the lyrics. The music video left some fans confused as to what the deeper meaning behind the music video and lyrics were.

“I think that she’s singing about death because when she says ‘when we all fall asleep where do we go’ it means when we die where do we go,” sophomore Leslie Mendez said, “Also, in the music video she’s getting stabbed in the back with multiple needles.”

Although some think that Eilish is referencing to death and the afterlife because of the lyrics, others were more focused on the music video to find the deeper meaning.

“I think she’s singing about the “monster” under her bed because in the music video she’s under the bed and her eyes are demon-like,” sophomore Breanna Sanchez said, “The fact that Billie herself is under the bed makes me wonder if the “monster” is actually herself and how she’s struggling with mental health issues.”

“I believe that this song might be about sleep paralysis,” junior Emily Casao said. “The emotions she goes through in the music video perfectly demonstrates what each episode of sleep paralysis is like.”

“Bury a Friend” supposedly sets the overall theme of the album, “When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”. The song, “Bury a Friend”, portrays exactly what Eilish was trying to say with the whole album. According to Eilish, the whole album is basically supposed to be a bad dream, or a good dream.