The long-awaited project which includes previously-dropped songs “you should see me in a crown,” “when the party’s over” and “wish you were gay” explores even more sounds than the Los Angeles native previously had, especially on the fast-paced and boogie-inducing “bad guy.” Eilish mostly stays true to her roots with multiple of her signature “guitar n’B” style recordings on the 14-track offering.
The accompanying dark imagery can be attributed to the 17-year-old’s recurring night terrors while taping – recalling visions, some real and some imagined, of abductions, severed heads, school shootings and Los Angeles in flames. When she poses the question, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? it’s a personal one. Created with the help of her older brother Finneas in their family home on the West Coast, it’s an album full of dressed-down avant-pop with D.I.Y. immediacy and intimacy that can still hold its own amid Top 40 maximalists like Ariana Grande and Halsey.
Give Billie Eilish’s debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? a listen below.