Billie Eilish’s “Guitar Tracks,” a two-track EP, features the songs “TV” and “The 30th.”
“TV” had its live premiere at Eilish’s performance in Manchester last month, where she joined the stage with her brother Finneas to sing the acoustic tune.
She told fans of the surprise release:
“Finneas and I really wanted these to be yours as soon as possible, so here they are!! Performing “TV” on tour was such a highlight for us too, so we took the audio from the first night we played it in Manchester and put it in the song. I get shivers every time I hear it. Hope you love the songs and thank you for letting us share our music with you.”
Eilish revealed to Apple Music that she and Finneas wrote: “the first verse and the chorus” of “TV” a few months ago.
She also discussed the song’s lyrics, in which she sings, “The internet is going wild / while they’re overturning Roe v. Wade”.
Previously, the music legend stood out against anti-abortion measures.
“We wrote that line a few weeks before it was officially overturned. It was a placeholder of doom. I mean, it was the day of Glastonbury that it happened, and I was sitting in the… We were at this house, and I was sitting with the dogs in the grass. My mom came out, and she just stood there, and she went, ‘They overturned it.’ We all were just like… God, it was like a curtain of doom. I mean, there was almost no even reaction. I had this, I guess, now that I think about it, unrealistic hope that that wouldn’t happen.”
She also talked about “The 30th,” saying it was their first song since “Happier Than Ever.”
“That’s why it’s called ‘The 30th’. Because something happened on November 30th and it had just been the most indescribable thing to have to witness and experience. I had been writing down all these thoughts that I was having. I was with Finneas, and I was like, ‘I’m sorry, I don’t know what you were planning on doing, but we need to write this song about this right now,’ and we did, and that was the first song we wrote since ‘Happier Than Ever’.”
Tune in to Billie’s latest EP “Guitar Songs” below.