Of all the weird and wonderful influences that you might expect an artist like Billie Eilish to drawn from, Michael Buble is certainly not one of them.
She told BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac that she had obsessively listened to 'Just Haven't Met You Yet' when she was a younger teenager, and had recorded a Snapchat of herself listening to it that she recently uncovered.
"The idea came subconsciously from a video that I found of myself from when I was, I think, 13 or 14," she said. "My Snapchat was like, ‘Four years ago today…’, and it was this video of me, I think at 14, and I was listening to ‘Just Haven’t Met You Yet’ by Michael Bublé.
"And that song, when I was that age, I used to listen to it night and day just because it made me hopeful. I was also really depressed at the time and sad all the time, and that song made me excited for the future. I sent it to my friend and she was like, ‘True, that is sad, but at the same time, I love this video of you because it almost looks like you’re talking about your future self, like, I just haven’t met you yet, and I’m excited to meet you.’ And I was like, ‘That’s so cute.’"
She added: "I didn’t even think about that until after I had written the chorus, but I knew that it was subconscious. I was totally thinking about that. It was so exactly what I was feeling and thinking and wanted to convey and wanted to say and wanted to be heard."
Of course, once Buble got wind of this, he took to Twitter to express his thanks to the teenage superstar.
Hey .@billieeilish I’m a huge fan. I just heard your story about Haven’t Met You Yet. Music is a great healer and writing really helped me during some tough times. Your music inspires me and I am so touched that mine has done the same for you.
— Michael Bublé (@MichaelBuble) December 16, 2020