Billie Eilish has said that she felt “really insecure” singing about her abuse experience.
He multi-award winning singer (20) used his last album Happier Than Ever and its single Your Power to address this issue, drawing stories of himself and other people in the lyrics.
Speaking to The Sunday Times ahead of her headline set in Glastonbury on Friday, Eilish talked about the challenge of facing such negative times in her life.
She said: “It’s really unsafe to put yourself out there like this.
“Here’s all these secrets about me and here’s all these insecurities and here’s all these things I keep.”
Eilish declined to say more about his experience.
She said: “There is a verse in your power that is about my experience and is as specific as I will get.
“The rest it’s about a lot of other things that I’ve looked at — from all these different perspectives.
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“This [abuse] changes you. It makes you feel this responsibility and regret and embarrassment.
“You feel guilty. You feel like it’s your fault and it’s because of you and you started it and this and that.
“And you’re like, but wait, I didn’t, though, because I was just a kid. We blame ourselves and usually the people who abuse you also blame you when it has nothing to do with you Is.
“Especially when you’re young and your brain isn’t developed and you don’t know what’s right and what’s wrong.”
Eilish said that realizing that a conversation or a relationship was not what he thought it was “drives you crazy”.
She said the “worst thing” is that abuse can happen to anyone, no matter “how cautious your parents are” or how “smart” you are.
When Eilish takes the Pyramid stage on Friday night, she will become Glastonbury’s youngest solo headliner.
She has completed a few dates at the O2 Arena in London as part of her Happier Than Ever World Tour.