That creepy synth pop song playing at the end of the Season Finale of The Handmaid’s Tale last night as June meets Serena on the train was, of course, Billie Eilish’s ‘Bury a Friend‘ — The Handmaid’s Tale, Season 5, Episode 10, “Safe“.
The song also continued effectively playing over the episode’s end credits, adding even more creep to those final scenes.
Billie Eilish’s ‘Bury a Friend‘ was released in January, 2019 when the singer/songwriter was still just 17-years-old.
It was the third single from her massively successful debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, going on to chart in more than 30 countries, including hitting the #1 spot on charts in Latvia and Sweden, as well as #5 on the Billboard Rock Airplay chart in the U.S.
The track also hit high on two other charts in the U.S.
And yes, Eilish and her brother Finneas wrote ‘Bury a Friend‘ to be as creepy as it sounds as, in their minds, the track was all about the monster under the bed we all fear at some point or another.
Even if that monster isn’t actually under the bed at all, but somewhere else prominent in your life.
In Eilish’s ‘Bury a Friend‘ music video, the singer herself played the monster under the bed as she sang under it while British rapper Mehki Raine is in the bed.
Listen to Billie Eilish’s ‘Bury a Friend‘ as heard during the closing scenes of The Handmaid’s Tale last night in the song’s video and on her debut album. Then spend the next few months wondering what the hell Serena will do now.
You can also listen to more songs from the same episode of The Handmaid’s Tale here on Leo Sigh.
Oh and one final comment — Eilish’s ‘Bury a Friend‘ now has almost 1 billion plays on Spotify alone. Crazy how successful the American singer has become at such a young age, eh?
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