Billie Eilish will release her debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? on March 29, and she recently sat down with Zane Lowe to discuss how varying states of unconsciousness informed the project. “The album is basically what happens when you fall asleep," Eilish said. "For me, every song in the album there's sleep paralysis. There's night terrors, nightmares, lucid dreams."
Eilish goes on to describe how her issues with sleep have affected her life. "I've always had really, really bad night terrors. I've had sleep paralysis five times. All my dreams are lucid so I control them... Sometimes I'll have dreams where the thing that was in my dream will happen the next day." Later, Eilish reveals that she was tormented by recurring dreams a year and a half ago. "It affected me in my life. It affected the way that I viewed things, and how I was talking to people, and how I was thinking. I just was different. It was because of my dreams. It was changing me as a person."
Watch the clip on sleep above, and the first excerpt of the full interview below.