Audacy Check-In: Billie Eilish and FINNEAS Share Insight on ‘HIT ME HARD AND SOFT’, Their Upcoming Tour, and More

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Billie Eilish and Finneas: Audacy Check In with KROQ’s Klein & Ally
Audacy Check In with KROQ’s Klein & Ally

Billie Eilish and FINNEAS recently visited the KROQ studios in Los Angeles for a special Audacy Check In with the Klein.Ally.Show. They shared insights into their latest album, HIT ME HARD AND SOFT (, their upcoming world tour, and more. HIT ME HARD AND SOFT is the highly anticipated follow-up to Billie Eilish’s 2021 GRAMMY-nominated Happier Than Ever.

“Genre is such a funny thing to me…” says Eilish. The new album defies genre categorization, a concept she finds amusing. “I’m always shocked. I don’t know what that is,” she said. “I’ve really never cared about the idea of a genre… I love music so much and I really don’t have lines like, ‘Oh, I don’t listen to this genre or this genre.’ It’s just music, you know? So, I think we try to do that with our own stuff too.”

The sibling duo revealed that the album’s creation process was unstructured and organic. “Honestly, I wish we had [a roadmap] because then we could recreate it, but it was such a mess — we didn’t know where we were gonna go, or what we were gonna do, or how it was gonna turn out until we had most of the songs already floating around. That was when we put them together.”

FINNEAS discussed their approach when the creative process hit a snag. “When things became messy — if I wasn’t feeling inspired anymore, if we were feeling like the momentum was slowing down a little bit, we’d just kind of like, get up and walk away, change gears. Maybe go on a hike or something or just start something completely different.”

With the album now out, FINNEAS finds it challenging to avoid the public’s reaction. “Number one, I don’t go looking for it. I’m not searching new album reviews,” he said. “It’s very meaningful to see somebody talk about the things I love about the record.” Conversely, he avoids negative comments, “If it’s clear on TikTok or wherever that somebody’s about to say a bunch of backhanded stuff, I just scroll… that’s their opinion, which is fine.”

As they prepare for their world tour, fans eagerly await potential guest appearances. Billie shared her recent experiences of bringing friends on stage. “I’ve never really done it before and I did these couple shows in December 2022 where I brought out a bunch of people for these hometown L.A. shows that I did. I’ve never done anything like that before and it was the coolest thing in the world.”

Take a listen to the full Audacy Check-In below:

Billie Eilish will kick off her HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR in North America on September 29, with stops in Canada and the U.S. through December 17. Fans can look forward to an incredible live experience from the dynamic sibling duo.

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