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Billie Eilish comes out with a new song and video “Therefore I Am”

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Back on the 9th of November Billie took to our much-trusted Instagram to make her 69 million followers happy with an announcement about her new single. And sure enough, she provided what she promised releasing her song on Thursday, the 12th. Billie is also the director of the music video to the song. Directing your own music video at the age of 18 ‒ I call that pretty awesome shit! In the video, Billie runs around an empty deserted mall (the Glendale Galleria shopping mall:the singer’s hang out spot from her early teens). Her song relates on a feminist level as Billie runs around and sings about how she thinks and therefore she’s the man.

It’s a very relevant issue around the world right now. The singer also indirectly tells her haters that she doesn’t really give a fuck ‒ in the video, she eats whatever food and just lets herself free. 

On November 22nd (Sunday) Billie will present the song’s premiere performance at the AMAs (American Music Awards), where our favourite musician is nominated for two awards. Eilish will also give a live performance on iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball 2020 on December 10th. 

Billie was supposed to spend half of 2020 on her tour ‒ “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”. Unfortunately, her schedule changed when the pandemic hit and the singer had to postpone the concerts after only getting to do three of the tour dates. Even though getting your tour cancelled sounds bad, the singer-songwriter sets a great example by continuing to perform and work. She participated in several livestreams, including the “Where Do We Go?” full-length live-streamed concert. During the concert, Eilish raised the topics of climate change and the need to vote (she’s been very vocal about the 2020 presidential campaign). Finneas (Billie’s brother) and his sister have spoken previously about their opinion on the Trump administration.

The singer even faced criticism for the lack of support for the president. Finneas, on the other hand, released a song “Where the Poison Is”, which was about Biden winning over Trump. 

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Fans also enjoyed Billie’s single “My Future”, which was released over the summer. Another great piece is “No Time to Die” ‒ her song for the James Bond movie of the same name.  

Billie is never shy about discussing her identity. She’s also very open about her new quarantine-made album, which was created during the Coronavirus lockdown. Eilish revealed that her new album was very different from what she expected it to be. 

“That’s what we’ve been talking about for months ‒ about how this year has sucked for a lot of people, and as much as I wished that I had been able to have the year I was planning on having and tour and blah, blah, blah, we would never have made this album,” shared Eilish.

She also mentioned: “I mean, we would have made something, but it would have been completely different. It’s not like we’re making songs about quarantine, we’re just in a different mindset than we would be otherwise. And that’s just how everything is. It’s the butterfly effect and it’s like if you hadn’t done this three years ago, maybe you wouldn’t be doing this three years later. It’s just the way that it is. At the same time, this is the most time off I’ve ever had in my life, first of all. And especially since this all started like five years ago.” “So it’s been a blessing, huge blessing and a curse, but I’m really, really happy that we’ve been able to make the things that we’re making.

And I can’t wait for you to hear this sh-t. I can’t wait to have the world hear. I’m very excited and hopeful for the future.” “For most of this year, like the first half of this year, I felt very trapped in my own facade weirdly. I was having a real problem of…because I kept feeling like a parody of myself, which was crazy and very weird and hard to manoeuvre and I don’t really know how I got out of it, but it was very…I mean, it happens occasionally still, but there was a couple of months in there where I was like, everything I wore, I was like, ‘Oh, I look like Billie Eilish.’ Everything I said, everything I did. And then we would make music and I would be like, this feels…I kept feeling like…what’s the word? Inauthentic.

Yeah, inauthentic version of myself, because I felt like I was being myself too much. I go home and I watch myself on TV and hear myself in the store and it’s like, it’s great. It’s just like, I got really in my head because I forgot…because it was always natural. And so suddenly when it was like a thing that everybody knew about, then I was like, now I feel like I’m trying to be…it was crazy. So yes, I definitely had to kind of get over that hurdle of feeling like a Billie Eilish parody.”

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Overall, Billie’s been doing amazing lately and she’s likely to keep going. What makes her relatable is her transparency about her mental health issues and her fans seem to be loving it. We support Billie and hope she keeps rocking! 


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