Bill Callahan has put a whimsical spin on Billie Eilish’s 2019 song “Wish You Were Gay,” with the help of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and High Llamas’ Sean O’Hagan.
Their take on the When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? cut is the latest in a string of covers Callahan has released with Billy throughout the month. The duo kicked off October with a rendition of Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ “Blackness of the Night,” and followed it up with Hank Williams Jr’s “OD’d in Denver,” Dave Rich’s “I’ve Made Up My Mind” and others.
For their latest cover, Callahan and Billy transform “Wish You Were Gay” into a breezy, playful song featuring acoustic guitar plucking and twinkling effects. O’Hagan joins them for the chorus: “I just wanna make you feel okay / But all you do is look the other way / I can’t tell you how much I wish I didn’t wanna stay / I just kinda wish you were gay.”
In September, Callahan released his new album Gold Record, which featured the track “Another Song.”
Listen to their rendition of “Wish You Were Gay” below: