What inspired “Bury A Friend” and its Eerie Sound?

Bury A Friend” is one of those tracks from Billie Eilish that really showcases her knack for bending and playing with genres. She mentioned in interviews that the song is written from the perspective of the monster under her bed. It’s a deep dive into her own fears and the internal battles she faces.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Billie Eilish's Bury a Friend at Lyrics.org.

The eerie, haunting sound and the dark, twisted lyrics give it a horror-movie vibe. The track also touches on themes of fame and how it can be a double-edged sword. When Billie sings “What do you want from me? Why don’t you run from me?”, she’s voicing both her own fears and those of the imagined monster.

The sound and production, masterfully crafted with the help of her brother Finneas, adds to that sense of unease and the unknown. It’s like a musical nightmare, but in a really cool way.

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