The surprise release of two new songs this week made fans excited, with hope brimming that Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas were close to releasing their next album any day now.
But the breakout performer, 20, has simmered down rumours in a recent interview, revealing that a full new collection of music isn’t likely for another year.
Speaking with Zane Lowe on the Apple Music This week, the young artist added: ‘TV and The 30th are the only songs that we have, we don’t have any other songs.’
Squashing rumours: Billie Eilish, 20, has simmered down rumours in a recent interview, revealing that a full new collection of music isn’t likely for another year. Pictured at Glastonbury last month
She continued: ‘We’re gonna hopefully make another album in the next year, and I mean, it’s crazy…I hate to say this because I know its a disappointment to like people that think oh my god they’re making an album, it’s gonna come out soon.’
The newly released acoustic numbers – TV and The 30th, both under the Guitar Songs EP – as much of Billie’s work, tackle emotional turmoil and the broader political climate.
Discussing the timings of putting them out now, Billie told Zane that she didn’t want to wait until she had an album ready to release the music.
The surprise release of two new songs this week made fans excited, with hope brimming that Billie and her brother Finneas were close to releasing their next album any day now. Both pictured in Los Angeles this month
Zane then touched on a pertinent lyric in the song TV which directly addresses the overturning of Roe v Wade in the United States.
‘We wrote that line a few weeks before it was officially overturned,’ Billie revealed. ‘It was the day of Glastonbury that it happened.’
Billie said: ‘I was talking to Finneas and I was like, you know what, like, man I don’t wanna wait until the next album cycle to put these songs on an album and then its like, wow we have these two guitar songs that are like two years old.’ Pictured in January 2020
Billie explained that her mother told her that the ruling had been overturned, describing the moment as ‘like a curtain of doom’.
The star admitted that even though they pre-emptively wrote the line which ended up being the Supreme Court’s decision, she still felt disappointed.
‘I had this unrealistic hope that wouldn’t happen,’ Billie added.
Roe v Wade: The star admitted that even though they pre-emptively wrote the line which ended up being the Supreme Court’s decision, she still felt disappointed. Pictured at Glastonbury in June
The overturning of Roe, which has caused uproar across the US, means that individual states now have the power to decide on whether to ban abortion.
The Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research group, has said that 26 states are ‘certain or likely’ to ban the procedure.
Abortion was outlawed in 18 states as soon as Roe was overturned, thanks to specially-devised ‘trigger laws’ and historic bans that were automatically re-enacted after the ruling.
Billie candidly spoke about the ruling as she became the youngest ever solo headliner at Glastonbury as the festival returned in June for the first time in three years.
She delivered a stellar medley of hits alongside brother Finneas, but admitted it’s was a ‘dark day for women’ following the news.
The singer, who first made her debut at the festival on The Other Stage at Worthy Farm in 2019, told the crowd she ‘couldn’t bear to think about’ the ruling which ended the constitutional right to abortion in the US, meaning individual states could decide whether abortion can be made illegal.
Speaking during her concert, Billie told the crowd: ‘Today is a really, really dark day for women in the US. I’m just going to say that because I can’t bear to think about it any longer.’
She went onto dedicate her song Your Power, which was about older men who abuse their position, to everyone affected.
Discussing the timings of putting them out now, Billie told Zane: ‘You know, these songs are really current for me…’ Pictured in 2019