Self-Reliance is Billie Eilish’s ‘Future’

Billie Eilish released the single ‘my future’ Thursday.

It’s a rainy moonlit evening. Puddles and cobwebs crowd a dark forest. An animated Billie Eilish stares hopelessly at the night sky. Suddenly, a sunrise. Vines grow rapidly and hug lonely trees. Vibrant flowers bloom on once depressing grass fields. Eilish is then lifted into the air towards a glowing light. 

“I know supposedly I’m lonely now / Know I’m supposed to be unhappy without someone / But aren’t I someone,” Eilish sings. “I’m in love / With my future.”

This is the scene of Eilish’s “my future” — a new single and animated music video about self-reliance released Thursday. In a statement to fans, Eilish said the song reflects her recent self-growth and reflection. 

“When we wrote this song, it was exactly where my head was — hopeful, excited and a craaaazy amount of self reflection and self growth,” Eilish wrote. “But recently it has also taken on a lot of new meaning in the context of what’s happening in the world now.”

After being fairly silent across social media, Eilish teased the release of the song last week on Twitter. Fans immediately speculated either a new album, music video or song would be coming this week. 

Eilish wrote the song at the beginning of quarantine after her tour “Where Do We Go?” was suspended due to coronavirus cases spiking across the country. The queen of moody-pop fully postponed the tour of her album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” in May.

The new single isn’t Eilish’s only quarantine project. Eilish and her dad have created the station “me & dad radio” on Apple Music. The show is a compilation of hand picked songs and thoughts from Eilish and Patrick O’Connell (her dad). 



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