Billie Eilish teases raunchy queer lyrics for new track ‘Lunch’ at Coachella

Billie Eilish has teased new song “Lunch” and sent queer fans into a tailspin due to its sapphic and sexually explicit lyrics.

Over the weekend, Billie Eillish hosted a Do Lab party on the grounds of Coachella music festival in California, hours after performing on stage with Friday’s headliner Lana Del Rey.

At the party, the nine-time Grammy winner, 22, shared a few exclusive clips from her upcoming third studio album, Hit Me Hard and Soft, which is due for release on 17 May. 

Track two on the album is “Lunch”, and if the short clip Eilish played over the weekend is anything to go by, it’s set be an erotic ode to getting with a girl.

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Billie Eilish came out publicly as queer last year. (Monica Schipper/Getty)

“I could eat that girl for lunch, yeah she dances on my tongue,” the snippet begins over a funky baseline.

“Tastes like she might be the one, and I can never get enough, I could buy her so much stuff, it’s a craving, not a crush.”

The song continues: “So now she’s coming up the stairs, so I’m pulling up a chair, and I’m putting up my hair.”

“Lunch” was one of three tracks the superstar previewed at the event, with unreleased songs “Chihiro” and “L’Amour de ma vie” also being played.

Last November, Billie Eilish came out publicly as queer after telling Variety that she is “physically attracted” to women but also “so intimidated by them and their beauty and their presence”.

Probed further about her coming out in December, the “Your Power” hitmaker said that she “didn’t realise people didn’t know” about her sexuality, but hadn’t officially came out previously as she didn’t “believe” in doing so.

After speaking about her sexuality for the first time, the singer lost around 100,000 followers on Instagram. She’s likely not bothered, though: following her announcement of Hit Me Hard and Soft on Instagram last week, she gained a staggering seven million followers on the platform in just two days.

Queer fans of Eilish are elated at the thought of having a huge sapphic song on her next album, with some already declaring it the next big “gay anthem”.

“Omg omg omg omg ‘Lunch’ by Billie is literally SOOOO gay, this is what the world needs,” one fan exclaimed.

“GAY BILLIE IS HERE,” another declared.

Other fans are dubbing Coachella 2024 as “Gaychella” as, alongside Billie’s sapphic debut, attendees have been treated to some very overtly queer performances from Reneé Rapp, Ice Spice, Kesha, Chappell Roan, and Victoria Monét.

Coachella 2024 continues next weekend.