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Billie Eilish “My Future” Out Now!

Today, Billie Eilish returns with her latest single and music video, ‘my future.’“we wrote this at the very beginning of quarantine. it’s a song that’s really really personal and special to me. when we wrote this song, it was exactly where my head was at – hopeful, excited and a craaaazy amount of self-reflection and self-growth. but recently it has also taken on a lot of new meaning in the context of what’s happening in the world now. i hope you can all find meaning in it for yourselves.” Said Billie in an email to her fans today.

Writtenand recorded in Los Angeles during lockdown, and produced by her brother FINNEAS‘my future’ follows the 18-year-old’s groundbreaking 2019 multi-GRAMMY® Award winning debut album ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ and the 2020 release of her official James Bond song ‘No Time To Die.’

The beautifully animated official music video accompanying this release was created by Australian artist Andrew Onorato. Watch HERE.2020 started off with Billie Eilish winning 5GRAMMY’s at the 62nd GRAMMY® Awards in January, where she bagged Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album. 

February saw Billie take the stage with her brother FINNEAS to deliver a rousing rendition of The Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’ at the 92nd Oscars. Later that month, she released her internationally hailed, official James Bond theme song ‘No Time To Die.’ March came, and the global pop-sensation was ready to embark on her first ever SOLD-OUTWHERE DO WE GO? world arena tour, only for it to be postponed just days into the North American leg of the tour, as the country went into lockdown.Back home isolating in Los Angeles —with more time and space on her hands— ‘my future’ is the product of an assured young woman, coming into her own, as she contemplates what’s ahead of her, signifying a new chapter for the iconic teen-trailblazer.‘my future’ is out everywhere now.

If anyone could take her career to the next level during lockdown, it’s Billie Eilish. The Los Angeles wunderkind attained superstardom, after all, with an album she made at home with her brother and producer Finneas. She’d go on to prove herself on arena stages and at awards shows, but Eilish is a spirit of the threshold, making very private music that appeals to millions, and she does it again with the sophisticated, sweet single “My Future,” released tonight.

Over some simple chord changes from a vintage soft synth, Eilish begins the song in a quiet, museful mode. This is AMSR Billie — but also jazz Billie, moving beyond teen stardom to stand in satin alongside vocal stylists like Jorja Smith and Corinne Bailey Rae – skilled and serious artists as interested in the history of the chanteuse as they are in current trends. There are even shades of the universal appeal achieved, in her best songs, by Adele.

The sound is subdued, but the lyrics and her artful delivery take very Eilishian giant steps. Chiding a narcissistic companion, the singer resolves to partner with a being (presence? realm?) that really loves her: the future itself, decidedly cast as feminine. “I can’t wait to meet her,” she murmurs. “I’m in love, but not with anybody else.” As the beat kicks in with a slight turn toward the bossa nova, Eilish’s voice loses its hiccup-y whisper, growing sure and smooth. Finneas’ backing vocals support her steps into freedom: “You’re so handsome,” she sings to her bad beau, “but I know better than to drive you home.” The song ends back in the private realm of voice and keyboard: “I’ll see you in a couple years,” she dreamily pronounces.

Eilish represents a generation now spending a significant youthful moment in quarantine – mostly with family members, often online, but crucially, also in solitude. “My Future” offers encouragement for those young fans. It’s OK to focus on yourself, she says, you’ll grow. The lyric video by Australian animator Andrew Onorato casts Eilish as a fairy tale heroine wrapped up in a beanstalk lifting her toward the stars. Like the song, it dwells within the magic cultivated by an autonomous young woman who’s ready to claim her future as it comes.

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