It was a good news/bad news scenario when Finneas sat down with Australia’s Herald-Sun for an interview about life during lockdown and his upcoming musical plans. The singer apologized for being late, but had the very best reason: “I was grabbing one last Billie take,” he told the paper, hinting that he and sister Billie Eilish are hard at work on her follow-up to the Grammy-winning 2019 album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
“Billie and I are full steam ahead on her next record, I’m working on my own album too,” he revealed, talking about the joy of finally moving out of the family’s crowded house and recording at his newly-purchased Los Angeles-area home. “I haven’t suffered at all because of my set-up. 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.”
Eilish and Finneas have released two songs this year, “My Future” and the James Bond theme, “No Time to Die,” with Finneas also recently issuing his solo track, “What They’ll Say About Us,” but what about Billie’s next album? “Billie’s album, and my album, they won’t be a bummer COVID record,” he said, promising that the siblings will hold off until there can be revelry again.
“I have a desperate desire not to release them during COVID-19. It’s the vaccine record! I want it to be the album everyone’s out dancing in the streets to,” said Finneas. In the meantime, Finneas said he’s happy to use his social media to remind young Americans to get out there and vote in the Nov. 3 presidential election.
“The argument in America that entertainers should stay out of politics died when an entertainer became president,” said the singer whose Instagram bio reads “Don’t re-elect him.” “You can be a Trump supporter and listen to my music I guess, but if you’re following me on Instagram you’re probably not going to like what you see.” A spokesperson for Eilish could not be reached for comment at press time about the plans for her next album.