GOLDWING describes a woman who is in the porn industry, although she is considered "pure" because of her non-traumatic history; not previously being a victim of sexual exploitation or harassment.
|“||Uhm, GOLDWING, I wrote the song that is kind of a metaphor for—y'know—a young women, especially "in the industry" or in—y'know—life that is pure, and I don't mean a virgin, I mean like a young non-exploited, non-traumatized person. A metaphor for that being—y'know—a gold-winged angel.||”|
– Billie Eilish, via
GOLDWING is perceived to be a Gold in Billie's synesthesia
- This is the shortest song on the album.
- The intro consists of more choir-styled layered vocals until a vocal effects transition builds to the drop of the song, dissimilar of any other Happier Than Ever track.
- The song's intro samples text from an ancient Hindu verse, specifically a translation, Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, 3rd Group, Op. 26: No. 3. Hymn to Vena by , hence the song's title in relationship to the hymn.
- The original text is one of the four great canonical texts of Hindiusm, taken from a writing collection entitled The Rig Veda.
- The choir section of the song, originated from when she was in her childhood choir. They sang that section there and thought it was a beautiful symbolic way to bring it back.
- In A love Letter to Los Angeles, she had that choir perform the section for the concert.
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