The iconic pop star Billie Eilish says the conversations she has in therapy help her to write her songs.
“It makes me talk through things, and then I think about them constantly. I talk through things in therapy that I don’t even think about in my life,” she said on the Zane Lowe podcast.
“And then over the week I’m like thinking about, ‘wow, that thing we talked about in therapy, I should write about that. That’s really interesting.’”
Eilish revealed that she sees a therapist “once a week”, and encourages everyone else to do the same. “I genuinely believe that everyone, every human on earth, should go to therapy, whether you feel this or that about your life, if you’re happy or anything.”
The singer’s upcoming sophomore album, Happier Than Ever, is set to be far more introspective than her first, which she says was “almost all fictional”. ‘Your Power’, a single from her upcoming LP, explored dark themes of coercion, abuse, and control – its release heralded this vulnerable era for Eilish.
The artist addressed this shift in the same interview: “I was realising things about my life that I had never even processed, and realised that I had never processed.”
“And the same with things that I witnessed around me and saw happen. And just talking through it and getting it out of me, and then you know, making it sound good.”
Irish fans can see this new era of Eilish live, as the artist is set to play three dates in Ireland – one night at the SSE Arena, Belfast (June 3, 2022) and two nights at the 3Arena Dublin (June 4 & 5).