When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is the debut studio album from teenage sensation Billie Eilish. After signing with Interscope on the strength of her viral single, "Ocean Eyes," Eilish released the well received EP Don't Smile At Me in 2017, and her dark, quirky brand of pop has gained her a rabid following, making When We All Fall Asleep… one of the most anticipated releases of 2019. Regarding the 14-tracker, Eilish notes "with this album, the main thing we tried to do was have every single song sound completely different than everything else." The three singles in fact are very stylistically diverse: "you should see me in a crown" is brooding and unshakeable, "when the party's over" is simple but haunting/soothing, and "bury a friend" is backed by a skittish electronic backbeat. What brings the tracks together, however, is Eilish's distinct voice and knack for "cartoonishly macabre" songwriting, as well as her ability to inject her "deeply felt teenage sadness" into the records.
- pale yellow colored vinyl
- housed in gatefold jacket w/ printed insert
- music label: Dark Room 2019
reviewed by singing in japanese 02/2019