It may be summertime and the feel-good jams are coming out one after another, but Billie Eilish keeps things moody. Today, (July 21), the 20-year-old crooner released a two-track album, Guitar Songs — her first new music since the release of last year’s Happier Than Ever.
“TV” and “The 30th” are the two singles with “TV” being a dreamy ballad in which Eilish sings about wanting to do nothing but watch TV, as she feels as though a romantic relationship has alienated her friends. “The 30th” tells the story of an apparent car accident and a hospitalization as a result.
Listen to Guitar Songs below:
The Grammy winner added on Instagram: “a little surprise for youuuuuuuu…… TWO NEW ONES!!!! ‘TV’ and ‘The 30th !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! these songs mean so so much to me. i am so happy for them to be yours.”
Per People, Eilish said that Guitar Songs came about because she’d been looking through her voice memos and found some recordings that she’d forgotten about and wanted to release them as soon as possible.
“It’s been so long since I’ve had music that we make and then it’s out,” she said. “That was what I wanted. I was consciously like, ‘I want to go back to the way it was in the beginning.'” She also noted that while these two are the only new songs she has under her belt at the moment, she and her brother do want to make another album in the next year.