Billie Eilish Explains How 'You Should See Me In A Crown' Was Inspired by BBC's 'Sherlock'

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In this week’s episode of “How It Went Down,” Billie Eilish explains how an episode of Sherlock impressed her tune “You Should See Me In A Crown” and why her objective when making the observe was to freak all people out.

Eilish tells Billboard that she and her brother/collaborator Finneas O'Connell had been obsessive about the tv present Sherlock, and that in a single episode, the character Jim Moriarty (who she describes as “psychologically horrible, however in essentially the most genius means”) steals the crown jewel. He then says to Sherlock, “Honey, you must see me in a crown." They thought that line was “dope,” so that they turned it right into a tune.

The 16-year-old singer reveals that the opening sound on the observe took place after she heard her father sharpening knives within the kitchen. They beloved the way it sounded, so that they went in and requested him to make the sound once more as they recorded it.

Eilish additionally discusses her favourite lyric from the tune, naming “I like the way in which all of them scream” as her choose. “It's fairly easy, however I believe it's dope,” she says. “I really feel like if I heard that, I'd be freaked out and I like being freaked out, so I actually wish to freak different individuals out.”

“I simply need it to sound like, in the event you heard it in a darkish room, it'd be fucking scary. So terrifying…however that's the objective, is to freak all people out. My songs have prior to now simply been unhappy, and extra unhappy and a few extra unhappy and so to jot down a tune that's type of virtually empowering, that was not even one thing I ever considered doing or wished to do, even.”

You can watch the video above to listen to the total story of how Billie Eilish wrote “You Should See Me In A Crown.”