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Billie Eilish, the queen of whispered anxieties and teenage angst, takes a fresh spin on a dusty old proverb in "Birds Of A Feather." You know the one: "Birds of a feather flock together." Meant to suggest that similar souls find each other, Billie throws it into the blender with a hefty dose of romance. Here, it's about a bond that transcends the ordinary, a connection so deep it demands they stick together until the bitter end.

The sentimental song clocks in as track 4 on Eilish's third album, Hit Me Hard and Soft. Some fans are convinced it's about The Neighbourhood's Jesse Rutherford, her flame from late 2022 to May 2023. Others think it concerns a same-sex romance like Eilish's song "Lunch." But hey, that's the beauty of art, right? Let the interpretations fly.

Hit Me Hard and Soft is a tight 10 tracks, all cooked up with Eilish's brother Finneas, her musical partner in crime. Work started in October 2022, and by Billie's own admission, inspiration wasn't exactly knocking on the door. "We just kind of, honestly we were so uninspired for so long," she confessed to Triple J radio. "It was kind of like, we got to start somewhere. So, we have to just give up on the idea that like, it's ever gonna be perfect." Apparently, the struggle was real. "I don't know what people want me to make," Eilish mused, "and I don't know what I'm gonna make and I don't know, like I just was very in my head about it." But then, a breakthrough! A simple conversation reminded her of the golden rule: make what you have to make, forget the expectations. And with that, the creative floodgates opened.

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Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of BIRDS OF A FEATHER.
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Darkroom/Interscope Records
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