With her run of sold at shows at Shepherds Bush Empire soon to be underway and her March 29 album release date approaching, Billie Eilish has released a brand new track today called ‘wish you were gay’. Having long been a fan favourite since early demo’s started circulating online in 2017, the song playfully details the longing and consequent coping of teenage lust and rejection.
17-year-old Billie reveals: ‘wish you were gay’ is about wanting to be with someone so bad it hurts, and not wanting to accept that this person doesn’t want you in return. At least if they were gay, I’d have a valid reason for their rejection and lack of interest in being with me. I wrote the song when I was 14 and madly in love with a boy. It’s supposed to be a fun and playful way at dealing with rejection.”