Billie Eilish continues her reign of the music industry, dropping her new single “Wish You Were Gay” on March 4.
In the song, the 17-year-old uses her impressive pipes to discuss a boy she likes and how he won’t reciprocate those feelings towards her. In the end, Eilish says that she hopes his lack of interest is towards her entire gender, rather than her specifically.
“I can’t tell you how much I wish I didn’t wanna stay,” she croons. “I just kinda wish you were gay.”
During the track’s bridge she sings: “To spare my pride//To give your lack of interest an explanation//I’m not your type//Maybe I’m not your preferred gender orientation.”
Back in July, the “Bury A Friend” performer expressed that she had written the song about a guy that wasn’t interested in her, which she said made her feel horrible. “That’s so not meant to be offensive in any way. It literally means I wish he was gay so that he didn’t like me for an actual reason,” she said about the song’s title.
As part of the promotional campaign for the new single, Eilish announced that for the next 48 hours, a portion of the proceeds from her BLOHSH apparel line will be donated to The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide and crisis prevention program for at-risk LGBTQ youth.
Eilish’s highly-anticipated debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is set to be released on March 29, just weeks before she’s scheduled to hit the stage at this year’s Coachella festival.
Check out what Eilish had to say about fame, her music and more in our extended interview below.