Billie Eilish recently announced that she'll be delving deeper into her sexuality on her upcoming album, "Hit Me Hard and Soft," set for release on May 17.

The 22-year-old singer first openly discussed her attraction to women in a cover story with Variety in November 2023, and she revisited the topic at a Hitmakers event hosted by the same publication a month later.

Now, she's prepared to explore her experiences of acting on that attraction through her music. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, where she graces the cover, Eilish discussed a track from her album titled "Lunch," which features vivid lyrics about her infatuation with a woman.

According to Rolling Stone, the song's lyrics describe the intensity of her feelings for a girl, likening their intimacy to the satisfaction of a satisfying meal.

During the interview, Eilish shared insights into her songwriting process for "Lunch."

"That song was pivotal in shaping my identity," she revealed. "I began writing it before experiencing anything romantic with a girl, and then completed it afterward."

She elaborated, "I've always had feelings for girls, but it wasn't until last year that I fully acknowledged my desire for a physical connection."

However, Eilish clarified that she hadn't planned to discuss her sexuality publicly.

"I never intended to talk about my sexuality at all, ever. It's frustrating that it became a topic," she remarked, referring to the November 2023 Variety article.

At the Hitmakers event in December, Eilish was asked on the red carpet if she had intended to come out in her Variety cover story.

"No, I didn't," she responded. "But I thought it was pretty obvious. I didn't realize people were unaware."

Eilish expressed skepticism about the notion of coming out. "Why do we have to announce it? Can't we just be ourselves?" she questioned. "I've known this about myself for a long time but kept it private. Oops."

While Eilish hasn't assigned a label to her sexuality, she mentioned being attracted to both men and women.

In her conversation with Rolling Stone, Eilish expressed frustration with the sudden public scrutiny of her identity. "Who cares? The world decided who I am without my input," she remarked.

She noted how some people may feel pressured to define themselves with labels, but everyone's journey is unique.

"You know, I've met folks who didn't figure out their sexuality or feel comfortable with it until they were in their 40s, 50s, 60s," she reflected. "It takes time to truly understand yourself, and I think it's unfair how the internet can push you to talk about your identity."

While others may have assumed her sexuality, she herself only recently embraced that part of her identity.

"I'm fortunate to live in a time where I can openly talk about this and things generally go well for me. But not everyone has that experience," she noted.

In her November interview with Variety, Eilish also shared how she used to believe that women didn't like her for most of her life.

"I never really felt a strong connection with girls," she admitted. "I have so much love for them as individuals. I'm genuinely attracted to them as people."

She continued, "I have deep bonds with the women in my life, including friends and family."

While Eilish expressed her physical attraction to women, she also confessed to feeling intimidated by their beauty and presence.

A month earlier, Eilish was recognized at Variety's 2023 Power of Women event in Los Angeles as a "changemaker" for her work with her mother's organization, Support and Feed.

During her speech, she became emotional, attributing it to taking a steroid to treat an illness. She used the moment to discuss her experiences with womanhood.

"It's tough being a woman in today's world," she acknowledged. "I've never fully felt like I fit into traditional ideas of womanhood, and I've struggled with that insecurity."

Eilish admitted that when she was younger, she adopted a "pick me" attitude about gender roles, saying things like, "I'm not like other girls."

"I regret that mindset now because I've come to appreciate the strength and uniqueness of other women," she confessed. "I love women!"

Despite acknowledging her lingering internalized biases, Eilish expressed gratitude for being a woman today.

Eilish joins a group of celebrities who have been open about their sexualities in recent years, including Miley Cyrus, who has spoken about being pansexual in interviews, and JoJo Siwa, Janelle Monáe, and Madison Bailey, who have also shared their journeys with fans.