Billie Eilish has collaborated with artists starting from Vince Staples and Khalid to Justin Bieber, however two of essentially the most tantalizing collaborations she’s achieved — rising Spanish singer Rosalia and Canadian-Colombian artist Jessie Reyez — have but to see the sunshine of day.
Whereas the Reyez collaboration Eilish detailed to Selection final fall didn’t seem on Reyez’s glorious new album, “Earlier than Love Got here to Kill Us,” Rosalia offered an replace on her collaboration with Billie and her brother-cowriter/producer Finneas — which was first revealed in a Rolling Stone interview again in June — on Beats 1 in an interview airing right this moment.
Rosalia, who’s presently sheltering in place in Miami, spoke of the methods she’s been filling her quarantine time.
“I really feel like there’s so many issues happening it’s exhausting to focus, however on the identical time I really feel blessed that I’m at house, that I’m protected, and that I could make music and I’ve all this time,” she says. “I’ve this little studio right here in a single room. I’ve the fundamentals like a midi keyboard, a pc, a mic, and I attempt to do all of the vocal manufacturing for the following report.
“Throughout these two final weeks I’ve been making an attempt to complete the Billie Eilish collab,” she continues. “I feel it’s getting fairly nearer. I feel that the preparations, I feel that yesterday I completed the preparations. I really feel just like the manufacturing, the sound design, is nearly achieved, so I simply want that Billie perhaps sends the vocals they usually ship me the concepts that they wish to add as a result of we’re there.”
Rosalia, who has launched a collection of singles following her breakthrough 2018 album “El Mal Querer,” additionally stated she almost launched a collaboration with Travis Scott final month. Rosalia guested on Scott’s “Highest within the Room” final 12 months, however this can be a completely different, “tremendous aggressive” monitor.
“I was alleged to launch a tune with him final month that’s for the golf equipment — tremendous aggressive — that I’ve been engaged on for a extremely very long time. [But] it has, I don’t know, an power, that’s so particular for a sure second, that I didn’t really feel prefer it was proper to launch, and I didn’t really feel prefer it was related with what was happening on the planet in that second.
“I used to be actually fearful about, ‘Okay, what’s my subsequent [move]? I’m in Miami, however my household’s in Spain. I don’t know what’s going to occur on the planet. What’s happening?’ [So] I made a decision to cease every part. I had lots of enjoyable with him in studio, and I like his power and I like working with him, [but] I stated, ‘No. I must launch one thing completely different.’ So I made a decision to work on a tune that I used to be engaged on months in the past that I began with Frank Dukes, and I completed ‘Dolerme,’” which was launched late final month.