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”.