Halloween comes with it a mirage of spooky imagery, of other worlds. Death, graves, burials, are all perfect examples of halloween imagery.
“Bury a Friend” by Billie Eilish shares that same halloween imagery. Thus why we’re bringing you some eilish covers to liven up your ghoulish parties.
Released in 2019 within When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? , which debuted at #1 on the UK Albums chart. It’s eerie lyrics and instrumental make it perfect for October. But it’s amazing rise on charts and eerie sound are not why it’s a halloween choice to cover. The concept behind the song itself is creepy. Billie Eilish wrote the lyrics from the perspective of a monster under her bed. That makes the song just that much more creepy.
Eilish explained that the song “is literally from the perspective of the monster under my bed. If you put yourself in that mindset, what is this creature doing or feeling?”
This was because of Eilish’s own experiences with sleep paralysis. This is a terrifying syndrome where ones’ mind ‘wakes’ up before the rest of their body. This leaves them able to perceive their environment but they can’t move. This syndrome comes with creepy hallucinations and paranoia.
“I have these terrifying dreams,” she said in an interview with OK! Magazine. “Sleep paralysis, night terrors. It’s like the whole night is terrifying and then I wake up.”
Below are hair raising covers of Billie Eilish’s “Bury a Friend” for your listening pleasure.
“Bury a Friend” Spooky Cover by Creature Feature
“Bury a Friend” Metal Cover by The Animal In Me
“Bury a Friend” Acoustic Cover by Adam Christopher
“Bury a Friend” Cover by Saint Rien
“Bury a Friend” Giant Mbira Cover by PomplamooseMusic
“Bury a Friend” Cover by Germano
“Bury a Friend” Rock Metal Cover by NateWantsToBattle
“Bury a Friend” Cover by Lizz Robinett
“Bury a Friend” Metal Cover by Nik Nocturnal