SINGLE REVIEW: Billie Eilish – Wish You Were Gay

The hype surrounding Billie Eilish is crazy. At first she was just the internet’s little secret and now she is selling out shows worldwide and securing her throne at the top as one of the biggest and most exciting young newcomers. At only 17 years old, Eilish is killing it in her lane. Her maturity is beyond her years and with the help from her brother FINNEAS her production belongs in a whole other universe. Her debut album ‘When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go’ will be released at the end of the month and this dark album will capture a lot of feelings. One of those feelings is the fear of rejection. ‘Wish You Were Gay’ reflects on being rejected by a guy she liked which she thought was because she was a shitty person so she believed instead that he was gay to try have peace with the situation. I mean, that is a pretty great way to try get over someone but I just wish this song was stronger with it’s punch. It comfortably sits within it’s moody production where as I wish it would just give you something more than just strong lyrics. “I can’t tell you how much I wish I didn’t wanna stay. I just kinda wish you were gay”. The whole time I found myself waiting for an innovative production quirk like in ‘Bury A Friend’ which sold me on the vision but it never came. So far this is the weakest song from the album, where as this should’ve been a strong and memorable moment with the sassy and honest storyline.