Billie Eilish is making the most of her time in isolation at home by fostering puppies and recording new music.
In a video uploaded to YouTube on Saturday (May 9), the singer chatted with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe about launching her father-daughter Apple Music show, but they mostly talked about how she’s feeling in quarantine.
“I know that everybody, like the beginning of this really got to people,” Eilish said. “I didn’t really have that experience because I cheated. I rescued two puppies, or fostered two puppies. I was completely distracted.”
And when she’s not spending time in the yard with the pups, she’s been getting the creative juices flowing.
“We’ve been in the ‘stu,’ which just means Finneas’ basement, basically. We actually, we wrote a whole song in its entirety — an entire song, which is kind of rare for us. I really love it. It was like exactly what I needed to say when we wrote it,” Eilish revealed.
Although she misses touring and being on stage — “that feeling does not exist anywhere else” — she’s trying to stay positive while staying home during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Honestly, I feel great,” she said. “The song I was talking about earlier that we wrote a couple weeks ago that felt so right was … I wish I could sing it for you, but I can’t. It was just about, there was this part in it — I needed to say this — which was I know I’m supposed to feel unhappy right now because of this break and because I’m not seeing anybody … I feel like there’s this kind of thing that I feel like is floating around of like you’re supposed to be missing people. You’re supposed to be missing this person and be missing people in general. I kind of have this feeling of like, I miss my really close friends, I miss people, of course I do, but I also at the same time am liking the space.”
Eilish added: “I’m liking that everybody can kind of grow right now. I hope that people are letting themselves grow instead of just reminiscing and wishing they were with other people.”
Watch the full interview below.