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Billie Eilish – spring/summer 2020
Billie wears nylon puffer coat and trousers Craig Green. Burt the Bodyguard wears all clothes his own throughoutPhotography Harmony Korine, Styling Emma Wyman

Billie Eilish’s new album won’t be out until COVID-19 is over, says Finneas

The singer’s brother and producer made the claim in a new interview

Billie Eilish’s next album will not be released until after the COVID-19 pandemic is over, her brother and producer Finneas has revealed.

Speaking to Australia’s The Herald Sun newspaper, Finneas said that the album will not be out until it’s safe to tour. He also said that he didn’t want to make a “bummer COVID record” either as a solo musician or with Eilish.

“I have a desperate desire not to release them during COVID-19,” he said. “It’s the vaccine record! I want it to be the album everyone’s out dancing in the streets to.”

Despite this, Finneas explained that “Billie and I are full steam ahead on her next record”, and that he was working on his own album too.

“I haven’t suffered at all because of my set-up,” he said. “Billie and I can work one-on-one, and I’m working remotely with other artists who FaceTime me and ask if I want to work on a song.”

Back in January, Eilish said that she was recording her new album this year, although it was unlikely to come out until “next few years”.