STORY OF SONG
“i love you” is the second to last track on young popular musician Billie Eilish. The California native has previously stated to Radio Energy that “i love you” is one of her favourites on her debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?”. Eilish stated that it is “still one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written in my life”.
“i love you” features vocals from Eilish’s brother and producer Finneas, who also co-wrote the track. The track seems to be about a relationship that Eilish seems to realise is not for the best, but she can’t escape it: “I love you and I don’t want to, ooh”. In an interview with PopBuzz, Eilish stated that the three final tracks on the album where supposed to form a sentence: “listen before i go”, “I love you”, and lastly “goodbye”. Originally, the sentence was supposed to begin with a track titled “i don’t know, i just wish i wasn’t breathing”, however Eilish revealed that the song was never finished and therefore could not go on the album. In an interview with the YouTube channel DWDD, Eilish had this to say about “i love you”: “I don’t know, that song, I feel like I didn’t even, like, I feel like me and Finneas can’t even believe we wrote that song. That song just shot itself out of me and Finneas, I can’t even tell you. That song, like, I love that song.” While performing this song live, Eilish has seen to cry and get emotional, leading fans to believe that this track is based on a personal story.
There is currently no official music video for the track, but the official audio has over 15 million views and 240,000 likes since its upload to YouTube on the 28th March 2019.
Release Date: 29th March 2019
Songwriter/s: Billie Eilish & Finneas
Label/s: Interscope Records & Darkroom Records
Chart Rankings: “i love you” peaked at #9 on the US Billboard charts at the beginning of May, and spent 2 weeks in the chart.