What makes you wish you were gay

Billie Eilish has explained the meaning behind her latest single “wish you were gay.”

The artist dropped the song on Monday after teasing a clip of it on Instagram for fans.

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In case you haven’t heard the song yet, you can check that out here or below.

Last July, Eilish posted about the then-unreleased track and the real life events that inspired the track. You can see the video over at Pop Buzz.

“I wrote this song about a guy that really was not interested in me and it made me feel horrible, so the song is called ‘Wish You Were Gay’,” she says in the video.

That makes sense, considering in the song she sings, “To spare my pride/To give your lack of interest an explanation/I’m not your type/ Maybe I’m not your preferred gender orientation.”

Eilish also posted that for the first 48 hours that the track is out, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is an organization that focuses on suicide prevention in LGBT+ youth.

The song is from her debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, out March 29. You can preorder a copy here. Check out the full tracklisting below.

  1. !!!!!!!
  2. bad guy
  3. xanny
  4. you should see me in a crown
  5. all the good girls go to hell
  6. wish you were gay
  7. when the party’s over
  8. 8
  9. my strange addiction
  10. bury a friend
  11. ilomilo
  12. listen before I go
  13. I love you
  14. Goodbye

Eilish has also already released “bury a friend,”  “when the party’s over” and “you should see me in the crown” as singles from the record.

Recently, Dave Grohl praised Eilish, comparing her fandom to that Nirvana experienced in the ‘90s.

In other tour news, Eilish just announced a huge North American tour. Tickets are on sale here here. Check out the full list of dates below, which was recently updated.


04/13 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
04/20 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
05/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
05/31 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
06/01 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Amphitheatre

06/02 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park
06/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Saltair
06/05 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
06/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
06/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
06/09 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
06/09 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom

06/11 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
06/12 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
06/14 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
06/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
06/18 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
06/19 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall

06/20 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
06/21 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
06/23 – Atlanta, GA @ State Bank Amphitheatre at Christian Park
07/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
07/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
07/13 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

What do you think of the new Billie Eilish track? Sound off in the comments!

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