Billie Eilish’s New Single, ‘Everything I Want,’ Is About A Dream She Had About Killing Herself

Billie Eilish performs onstage with Khalid at Coachella Stage during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 14, 2019 in Indio, California.
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On November 13, Billie Eilish released a brand new single, “Everything I Want,” worldwide. The “You Should See Me in a Crown” hitmaker explained the dark inspiration for the song in an interview with BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac.

“Pretty much that whole song is about me and Finneas’s relationship as siblings,” Eilish stated.

“We started writing it because I literally had a dream that I killed myself and nobody cared,” she continued.

“All of my best friends and people that I work with basically came out in public and said ‘Oh, we never liked her!'”

“In the dream, fans didn’t care. The internet like s**t on me for killing [myself],” the singer revealed.

Eilish explained that there were thousands of meanings behind the song, but the main point of the song was to express that her brother was always going to be there for her and vice-versa.

Unsurprisingly, the song created an instant buzz. Her announcement post on Instagram racked up over 3.1 million views, proving her relevancy in today’s music industry.

The artwork for the single is very simple and consists of a multicolored art piece with no text on it.

She teased fans with a snippet of the ending of the single via Instagram, which has been listened to over 5.7 million times.

As soon as the full song dropped, Eilish’s fans reacted passionately.

“This was the absolute most beautiful song I have ever heard to date,” one Instagram user wrote.

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“I cried listening to this. I’ve struggled with suicide and related to this song so much,” another fan shared.

“Everything WE wanted,” a third follower commented.

This is the first new track that Eilish has dropped since her long-awaited debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, which broke records. She became the first artist this millennium to top the U.S. album charts and the youngest person to reach No. 1 in the U.K., breaking Joss Stone’s record by two months.

She had the second-biggest opening week for 2019 and had the third-biggest ever streaming week for an album by a female behind Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next and Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy.

To promote the album, Eilish will embark on a world tour, starting in North America in March. She will continue throughout the year, visiting other continents including South America and Europe. The “All the Good Girls go to Hell” chart-topper is scheduled to finish in July in London, U.K.