FINNEAS Opens Up About 'Challenging' Third Billie Eilish Album

By Katrina Nattress

December 20, 2023

Photo: AFP

Billie Eilish has been getting fans excited about a new album for more than a year now, and in a new interview with Mr Porter her brother FINNEAS revealed that the project is "85 per cent done." He also spoke about how this process has been more "challenging" than the first two albums.

“I don’t think Billie was particularly sure about how she actually felt about the things we were trying to write about," he explained. “Making a thing that you feel really connected to – it can really evade you.”

FINNEAS also admitted that his songwriting "got a little rusty" after spending so much time on the road both with Eilish and as a solo artist. “And that was scary,” he confessed. “It was discouraging to realize that if I take time off, my songwriting muscle atrophies. I had to get back in shape.”

This update came just days after Eilish divulged that the album was "almost done."

Over the summer, she opened up about how the creative process was different this time around.

“Everything is different about it,” she admitted of the music making process. “I’ve been trying to compare recently, just because I’m getting used to doing it in a different way. And trying to be like, ‘It’s OK to do that. I’m OK. I’m still able to do that; I’m capable still.’”

“And, you know, touring for a year-and-a-half, then coming back to it, and being way older – and not even much older, but again, the jump between 18 and 21 is a big jump," Eilish added. "Just mentally and physically, and realistically. It’s just been completely different.”

The singer also explained what exactly changed. “The way that I exist in the room is different, my voice has completely changed since then…The voice-changing thing is a trip! It’s all kind of shocking,” she said. “I’ve gotten a little bit more like, ‘OK, it’s just change and I’m figuring that out.’ It’s hard to accept change, it’s hard to get over, ‘But I did it this way for so long, and it worked so well!’ Well, you can’t anymore.”

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