Billie Eilish Drops New Track Wish You Were Gay

Laura Johnson 04 March 2019

Billie Eilish has shared Wish You Were Gay.

It's the latest track to be lifted from her debut album, 'When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?', which is due out on March 29 and which she'll support with extensive touring, including shows in Australia, New Zealand, North America and Europe.

The song arrives ahead of the first of three dates she's lined up at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire in London on March 4, 5 and 6 and an intimate set at Pryzm in Kingston. It's a soul-influenced pop number, led by keys and guitar, but given a unique Eilish twist with the inclusion of handclaps and canned applause. The track yet again proves the singer-songwriter's got the chops. She said:

"‘wish you were gay' is about wanting to be with someone so bad it hurts, and not wanting to accept that this person doesn’t want you in return. At least if they were gay, I’d have a valid reason for their rejection and lack of interest in being with me. I wrote the song when I was 14 and madly in love with a boy. It’s supposed to be a fun and playful way at dealing with rejection.”

Following her upcoming dates in the UK capital, Eilish will return this summer for sets at Reading and Leeds festival.

Billie Eilish Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Mon March 04 2019 - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Tue March 05 2019 - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Wed March 06 2019 - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Thu March 07 2019 - LONDON Pryzm Kingston
Wed April 24 2019 - AUCKLAND Spark Arena
Tue April 30 2019 - SYDNEY Hordern Pavilion
Fri May 03 2019 - MELBOURNE Margaret Court Arena
Tue May 07 2019 - BRISBANE Eatons Hill Hotel and Function Centre
Wed May 08 2019 - BRISBANE Eatons Hill Hotel
Fri May 10 2019 - PERTH Fremantle Arts Centre
Wed May 29 2019 - SAN FRANCISCO California - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (USA)
Fri May 31 2019 - PORTLAND Oregon - Moda Center at the Rose Quarter (USA)
Sat June 01 2019 - VANCOUVER British Columbia - PNE Amphitheatre (Canada)
Sun June 02 2019 - REDMOND Washington - Marymoor Park (USA)
Tue June 04 2019 - MAGNA Utah - Great Saltair (USA)
Wed June 05 2019 - MORRISON Colorado - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (USA)
Fri June 07 2019 - INDEPENDENCE Missouri - Silverstein Eye Centers Arena (USA)
Sat June 08 2019 - MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota - Armory Minneapolis (USA)
Sun June 09 2019 - CHICAGO Illinois - Aragon Ballroom (USA)
Tue June 11 2019 - TORONTO - Budweiser Stage Toronto (Canada)
Wed June 12 2019 - LAVAL Quebec - Place Bell (Canada)
Fri June 14 2019 - BOSTON Massachusetts - Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion (USA)
Sat June 15 2019 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Met Philadelphia (USA)
Tue June 18 2019 - NEW YORK New York - Rooftop at Pier 17 (USA)
Wed June 19 2019 - NEW YORK New York - Radio City Music Hall (USA)
Thu June 20 2019 - WASHINGTON District Of Columbia - Anthem - D.C. (USA)
Fri June 21 2019 - NASHVILLE Tennessee - Ascend Amphitheater (USA)
Sun June 23 2019 - ATLANTA Georgia - Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park (USA)
Tue July 09 2019 - LOS ANGELES California - Shrine Expo Hall (USA)
Wed July 10 2019 - LOS ANGELES California - Shrine Expo Hall (USA)
Thu July 11 2019 - LOS ANGELES California - Greek Theatre Los Angeles (USA)
Sat July 13 2019 - SAN DIEGO California - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU (USA)
Sat March 09 2019 - BARCELONA La 2 de Apolo (Spain)
Tue August 20 2019 - PRAGUE Forum Karlin (Czech Republic)
Tue August 27 2019 - MOSCOW Adrenaline Stadium (Russia)
Wed August 28 2019 - ST PETERSBURG A2 Club (Russia)
Sat August 31 2019 - MILAN Milano Rocks (Italy)
Mon September 02 2019 - BARCELONA Poble Espanyol (Spain)
Tue September 03 2019 - MADRID WiZink Center (Spain)
Wed September 04 2019 - LISBON Coliseum (Portugal)

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