Fear not, Billie Eilish fans — the pop star’s next record is close to completion. Eilish’s brother and right hand producer Finneas spoke with Mr Porter in a Tuesday (Dec. 19) interview and revealed that his sister’s next album is “85 percent done.”
While the percentage offers a concrete update for fans, Finneas noted that the process of creating the album was not an easy one. “I don’t think Billie was particularly sure about how she actually felt about the things we were trying to write about,” he explained. “Making a thing that you feel really connected to – it can really evade you.”
Finneas, who works with Eilish often on songwriting, additionally shared that mapping out the time between his own busy schedule for writing was difficult as he performed 88 shows in a year’s time: “I think I got a little rusty. And that was scary. It was discouraging to realize that if I take time off, my songwriting muscle atrophies. I had to get back in shape.”
Eilish’s last album, Happier Than Ever, arrived in 2021 — the set, which marked her sophomore release, crowned the Billboard 200 for three weeks and has spent a total of 124 weeks on the all genre tally. In the time since, Eilish and Finneas worked together on “What Was I Made For?” as part of Barbie: The Album; the track is up for a total of six Grammys ahead of the 66th annual Grammy Awards, including the song and record of the year categories.
Read Finneas’ interview in full here.