PUBLISHED: 20:34, Fri, Sep 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 20:35, Fri, Sep 25, 2020
Billie Eilish’s music has often been referred to as an example of teen angst set to music. Her songs are incredibly emotional, though she is often not too willing to open up about the lyrics. On occasion she and her co-writer Finneas O’Connell talk about lyrics, but where does she get them from?
Billie Eilish and her brother, Finneas O’Connell, write a lot of their songs together, which likely extends out to their lyrics as well.
However, for Billie, a lot of the songs are about things she has thought and felt over time, and even that which she has journaled in her past.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Billie described using old diaries and notepads to find lyrics, which are often steeped in teenage angst and emotion.
She showed off this notebook, saying: “For a while I wrote down literally everything I was thinking or feeling in this book.
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Billie Eilish - where does she get her lyrics from? (Image: Getty)
Billie Eilish (Image: Getty)
“I actually haven’t done anything in this book for a while - because I’ve been hiding all my emotions?”
Referring to one frightening image in the book, she said: “This is literally how I got the whole concept for the album. It’s kind of what I imagine I look like in my head.”
As well as writing down lyrics and feelings, she also drew images, many of which were horror-inflected pictures which helped to show how she was feeling at the time.
However, she has also spoken about how Finneas, her brother, is able to really help her harness her emotions for lyrics, sometimes even jumping into her head and