Longtime collaborator and brother of Billie Eilish, Finneas, has confirmed that there will not be a new Eilish album until they can tour the record safely. That means that while the pandemic is ongoing, there will be no LP released, as he states, “I want it to be the album everyone’s out dancing in the streets to.”
Finneas was speaking with The Herald Sun when he confirmed that he wasn’t interested in releasing either his own or Billie Eilish’s work while the world was still in a health crisis lockdown. He said that he didn’t want either LP to “be a bummer COVID record”.
Speaking to the publication, Finneas went on to say, “I have a desperate desire not to release them during COVID-19. It’s the vaccine record. I want it to be the album everyone’s out dancing in the streets to,” Eilish’s longtime producer confirmed.
Though there are no plans to release the LPs during lockdown it does seem as though the enforced grounding of the pair has helped them work on new music. “Billie and I are full steam ahead on her next record, I’m working on my own album too. I haven’t suffered at all because of my set-up,” he told the paper.
“Billie and I can work one-on-one, and I’m working remotely with other artists who FaceTime me and ask if I want to work on a song.”
Maybe we’re all jumping the gun, after all, Eilish herself pretty much put the kibosh on a new album in 2020 earlier in January of this year when she said, “This year, no, but I will be making it this year. But next few years? It’s coming. When it’s made. It’s not made yet,” she confirmed to iHeartRadio.
Although, we must admit, we do like the sound of “the vaccine record”.