Billie Eilish has completed her sixth annual iteration of Vanity Fair’s Same Interview series, dropping some major revelations about new music, relationships, and her inspirations.
Billie Eilish has participated in the series for the past six years, beginning at the age of 17 during her breakout year following the release of Ocean Eyes. Since then, she’s amassed an even greater audience and bagged umpteenth accolades (this year including a headlining Coachella set and Oscar win). One of the big reveals in this year’s clip, which was published today (November 29), was that Eilish has begun writing a new album.
The popstar revealed that she’s been in the studio with her brother and producer Finneas, saying that although they’ve moved out of their parents’ home, the sibling duo have committed to creating a follow-up to last year’s Happier Than Ever. “We see each other all the time,” Eilish said. “We’re starting to make music again. We just started the process of making an album which is really exciting. We have specific days when we see each other.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Eilish elaborated on her current musical tastes. Previous installments of the series have seen her cite the likes of Tierra Whack, Brockhampton and Arlo Parks, but this year Eilish listed pop-punk band Cake, Swedish rockers The Cardigans, and her tourmate Dora Jar as the musicians she’s enjoyed this past year. The singer also coyly mentioned that she’s been listening to “you know who”, a seeming reference to her boyfriend and The Neighbourhood frontman Jesse Rutherford.
Further discussing Rutherford, with whom she’s been linked since September, Eilish said: “Yeah, I do [have a boyfriend], and it’s really cool, and I’m really excited and I’m really happy about it. I managed to get my way to a point in my life where I not only was known by a person that I thought was the hottest fucking’ fucker alive, but pulled his ass.” Rumours of the pair’s romance intensified when they wore matching Halloween costumes last month.
Meanwhile, Eilish also responded to fan questions, one of which pointedly asked if she’s ever smoked weed, to which she frankly responded “no” (buzzkill). The interview was published on the same day that Eilish was confirmed to headline Prince William’s Earthshot Prize ceremony, which awards millions to charities to fund their contributions to saving the planet. Watch the full Vanity Fair Same Interview with Billie Eilish above.