The latest episode of Billie Eilish and her dad Patrick’s “me & dad radio” on Apple Music featured an extra special guest, Eilish’s mom Maggie.
The installment focused primarily on music from the 18-year-old star’s childhood, including Rob Dickinson, Melody Gardot and, of course, Justin Bieber.
Maggie recalled how eagerly her Belieber daughter was waiting for the singer’s new music video for 2012’s “As Long As You Love Me.”
“I remember this one really well and the video, and Billie talking about it, and being excited it was coming out, and just crying and crying,” Maggie said. “Everyone knows the whole Billie, Justin Bieber thing but this song was a big part of it.”
“I would watch the music video for this song and just sob,” Eilish noted before her mom jokingly added, “I just want to say, we did consider taking you to therapy because you were in so much pain over Justin Bieber.”
Besides Eilish’s Bieber fever, the trio also discussed a more difficult time in the young star’s life as she struggled with her mental health. Those feeling were reflected in her debut album, and particularly in the song “listen before i go.”
“With ‘listen before i go,’ I was worried that people would hear it and kind of be triggered by it and be offended, but all I’ve seen is fans talking about how much it’s made them feel comforted,” Eilish explained. “And hearing someone going through the same thing you’re going through doesn’t make you feel worse about yourself, it makes you feel a little better.”
Nowadays, the Grammy winner is feeling a lot better. “There was a period where I cried every single day of my life, when I was like 13, 14, 15,” she said. “Every single day I cried. And 17, 18 I cried barely at all. I’m proud to say I barely cry anymore and its one thing I’ve overcome. This is a big deal. Not that it’s wrong to cry, but it’s a good thing I feel happier in my life and I don’t want to cry anymore.”