The track, which marked Eilish’s first release since her Bond theme “No Time to Die”, was released in July.
“The idea came subconsciously from a video that I found of myself from when I was, I think, 13 or 14,” Eilish told BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac.
“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.”
BUBLÉ HAS SPOKEN https://t.co/Jd6GwYGbVe
— FINNEAS (@finneas) December 17, 2020
Eilish said she sent the video to a friend who said she enjoyed it 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.’ I didn’t even think about that until after I had written the chorus, but I knew that it was subconscious,” Eilish said. “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.”
Bublé tweeted in response to her comments: “Hey [email protected] 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.”
Quote-tweeting Bublé’s response, Eilish’s brother and collaborator Finneas wrote: “BUBLÉ HAS SPOKEN.”
Eilish stars in a forthcoming Apple TV+ documentary, The World’s a Little Blurry, which is scheduled to air in February.