Billie Eilish is back with new music.
The singer, 18, debuted the new single and music video for “My Future”, a track written in quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“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,” Eilish wrote in a statement. “But recently it has also taken on a lot of new meaning in the context of what’s happening in the world now.”
She added, “I hope you can all find meaning in it for yourselves.”
The new tune follows the release of her James Bond theme song, “No Time To Die”. The film has been postponed following COVID-19.
Eilish revealed more about what the song was about in an interview with Apple Music.
“I spent years and years relying on having someone. And as soon as I didn’t have someone, I got somebody else. And I’m not talking about relationships. I’m talking about everything. Like any… I could never be alone. I couldn’t take my own company for so long,” she shared.
“And, I don’t know, I just felt like I needed that growth. I needed a moment to myself, and I got it. And it was really hard. It’s really, it’s so much harder than you think, to not rely on people, to just have yourself to rely on. And just, like, it’s weird.
“It’s not something you’d think about being hard. But when you’re in that ‘alone’ zone, it’s a new feeling. And I really wanted to talk about it. I feel like people… Everything is about love, and everything is about… There’s nothing that talks about how being alone is really powerful and you grow a lot and you learn a lot and it’s not bad.”
Eilish added of developing as an artist over the years, working more than ever and why she’s now loving it for the first time: “We are really working more than ever. It’s insane. And not only that, I’m loving it for the first time in my life. I don’t know. I just feel in such a spot. I don’t know.
“I think also the fact that Finneas and I, we’ve just gotten so much better, and better at working with each other, and better at working in general, and better at writing, and know more about it, and know what we like, and know what we like performing, and know what… It’s really interesting the things that you learn through touring and through ages.
“We forget that, what was I, like 15, when we made When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Like 15, 16. Think about that. Think about you at 15. And then you at 18. So, it’s crazy what changes and how much you learn and the things that you don’t like you do like, and the things you did like you don’t like. It’s weird, dude. Time is weird.”
“My Future” is available on all streaming services now.