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Come Out and Play
Come Out and Play cover
Single by Billie Eilish
Album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Released November 20, 2018
Recorded March 2018
Genre Pop
Length 3:30
Label Darkroom, Interscope
Producer(s) Finneas O'Connell
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? chronology
Goodbye
(14)
Come Out and Play
(15)
When I Was Older
(16)

Come Out and Play is a song recorded by Billie Eilish. It was written by Eilish and her brother Finneas O'Connell, with the latter solely handling production. The song was released for digital download and streaming as a single on November 20, 2018, through Darkroom and Interscope Records. A lullaby-influenced midtempo pop ballad, Eilish's lyrics within the song address several topics, including her attempting to beg a friend to no longer hide away. The song was released alongside a festive commercial for technology company Apple, for which it is used as the soundtrack.

The song received mainly positive reviews from music critics, several of whom praised the music and lyrics. The song charted in various countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, and reached the top 40 in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Ireland. It was later included on the Japanese edition of Eilish's debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019), along with her single "When I Was Older".

Background and release[]

Eilish and her brother Finneas O'Connell were approached by Apple, with the company sending them an early version of a festive commercial entitled "Holiday — Share Your Gifts". The siblings then wrote the song based around the theme of the advert, recording it in their parent's home using a Mac and Logic Pro X recording studio software. The track premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show on November 20, 2018. "Come Out and Play" was released for digital download and streaming through the record labels Interscope Records and Darkroom on the same day as a single. The song was later included on the Japanese edition of Eilish's debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? in December 2019. "Come Out and Play" was written by the singer and O'Connell, and the latter solely produced the track. Mastering and mixing was handled by the studio personnel John Greenham and Rob Kinelski, respectively.

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