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The Spanish pop star took to Twitter yesterday (March 10) to say that Eilish has been an inspiration for her during the making of the pair’s as-yet-unknown track.
Can’t wait to finish our song 🖤 compartir contigo en el estudio o verte ayer actuar me inspira sooo much, love you B pic.twitter.com/TxV3J7D1QQ
— R O S A L Í A (@rosaliavt) March 10, 2019
She wrote: “Can’t wait to finish our song,” before launching into Spanish, “compartir contigo en el estudio o verte ayer actuar me inspira,” referencing how Eilish has inspired her.
Eilish, meanwhile, told BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac recently that the pair were working together. While it’s unclear if their collaboration will appear on Eilish’s forthcoming debut album, ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’, the 17-year-old star praised Rosalia for pushing her limits as an artist.
billie eilish hablando sobre su grabación en el estudio con Rosalia pic.twitter.com/1WYYIic0tv
— 🅾🆂🅺🅰🆁🏇 (@oskarbuto) February 26, 2019
Eilish explained: “In that session I sang some notes I have never even thought about!”
“She knows what she wants, it’s very refreshing… I was like, ‘wow, you’re the only person I’ve met who’s really like this’”, said Eilish of Rosalia.
“It was dope to work with her. [She’s] the nicest girl, oh my god.”
This followed Eilish discussing how her own battles with mental health had shaped the sound of her debut record.
“The album is basically what happens when you fall asleep. For me, in every song in the album there’s sleep paralysis. There’s night terrors, nightmares, lucid dreams,” she told Zane Lowe.
Eilish will play intimate acoustic shows at Kingston’s PRYZM following her sold out UK tour.
The recent NME cover star was also praised recently by Dave Grohl after he saw her in concert, though the Foo Fighters singer later issued a transcript of his comments to clarify his thoughts.
In the transcript, Grohl said: “The connection she has with her audience is the same thing Nirvana had in 1991,” adding that his daughters are “obsessed” by Eilish.
The ‘Bury A Friend’ singer said that the song’s title and meaning had been misinterpreted and was meant to be a joke.
“The whole idea of the song is, it’s kind of a joke. It’s kind of like, ‘I’m an ass and you don’t love me.’ And you don’t love me because you don’t love me and that’s the only reason and I wish you didn’t love me because you didn’t love girls,” she told PopBuzz.