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Billie Eilish’s take on not dropping singles ahead of album release

Billie Eilish has revealed why she isn’t dropping any singles ahead of the release of her new album.

“I don’t like singles from albums,” Billie told Rolling Stone in an interview published on Wednesday. “Every single time an artist I love puts out a single without the context of the album, I’m just already prone to hating on it. I really don’t like when things are out of context.”

The 22-year-old singer continued, “This album is like a family: I don’t want one little kid to be in the middle of the room alone.”

On 8 April, the What Was I Made For? hitmaker announced in an Instagram post that she was preparing to release her highly-anticipated third full-length studio album, Hit Me Hard and Soft, on 17 May.

In the post, Billie told fans, “not doing singles i wanna give it to you all at once.”

Hit Me Hard and Soft will follow the Grammy-winning artist’s debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, which was released in 2019, and her 2021 album Happier Than Ever.

“I feel like this album is me,” Billie told Rolling Stone of her forthcoming album. “It’s not a character. It feels like the When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? version of me. It feels like my youth and who I was as a kid.”