Billie Eilish explains why she doesn’t want to collaborate with any other artist
Billie Eilish has detailed why she has no desires to work with any other artist in the immediate future.
The teenage musician, whose 2019 has been incomparable in her meteoric rise, released her acclaimed debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, which was co-written alongside her brother and collaborator Finneas O’Connell.
Now rubbish shoulders with some of her idols, most notably Canadian musicians Justin Bieber and Drake, rumours have been speculating that Eilish may look to collaborate with other musicians on her future material… a topic that that 18-year-old has quickly dismissed.
“I don’t like working with other people,” she said in a recent interview with Spin. “I get really in my head and weird,” she added. “I don’t like mixing friendships with music for some reason. I don’t even play songs for my friends until they’re fully done. I don’t like people watching me work… and I’m doing pretty well on my own, so I’m OK.”
Echoing the sentiment, Eilish told The Guardian that “collaborating doesn’t really interest me” before adding: “It’s a question I get asked all the time and I genuinely don’t want to,” she said. “It’s nothing against anyone, I just don’t feel the need.”
She continued: “I love music, I love other artists, but I hate that as soon as I meet an artist the entire world is like ‘Billie Eilish and so-and-so might be doing a song together!’ Why can’t I just be a friend with them?” she said of the topic.
“I’m not saying it’s never going to happen, but it’s not something I’m looking for.”