Billie Eilish is dropping her highly anticipated debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? on March 29, and the singer/songwriter told Billboard at the iHeartRadio Music Awards last week that after a year and a half of working on the project from her bedroom, she’s glad it’s almost finally out.
“It’s been really hard to work on,” Eilish told Billboard. “We really never thought it would end. Ever.”
The 17-year-old singer walked the red carpet with her brother Finneas O’Connell, who is also the producer and co-writer of some of his sister’s songs.
“We made the whole thing in the bedroom,” Finneas said of the LP. “People are often like, ‘When you think about when you first started making music to like now, from a bedroom to a studio…’ — and we’re like, ‘No. We’re still in the same bedroom.'”
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? follows Eilish’s 2017 EP Don’t Smile at Me, which included her breakout singles “Bellyache” and “Ocean Eyes.” The EP had only one collaboration, with Vince Staples featured on the track “&burn,” and Eilish revealed that her upcoming album will have no features.
“This album is all me. Nobody’s name,” Eilish says. “It’s kind of like a coming-of-age album. I’m 17. I did mostly everything for the first time last year. So it’s weird. Like, you know, I learned how to drive last year.”
Speaking of first times, Eilish revealed that Thursday’s iHeartRadio Music Awards was her first awards show ever.
As Eilish gears up for the release of her LP, she’s giving fans a taste of what to expect. Her “You Should See Me in a Crown” music video, created by legendary artist Takashi Murakami, dropped Monday (Mar. 18) and the song is also set to appear on When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Other tracks that have been released ahead of the album include “Wish You Were Gay” and “Bury a Friend.” This summer, the artist will also kick off a world tour to perform her new album.