Billie Eilish is back and already giving us all the “feels.”
On Friday (July 31), the pop star released her brand new song, “My Future.” In true Billie fashion, the almost-four-minute tune begins somber and moody, but about two minutes in, it takes a turn for the upbeat.
According to Eilish, she and her brother/frequent collaborator Finneas wrote and recorded the track in two days.
“This was such a satisfying process. It was so, so satisfying. We wrote the song in like two days,” she reveals to Zane Lowe on his New Music Daily show on Apple Music.
But the quick turnaround time wasn’t the only thing that Eilish was proud of. In an email to fans, she explains how the track is a reflection of how she felt when the neverending quarantine first began.
“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 crazy 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. I hope you can all find meaning in it for yourselves.”
She continues: “The future feels uncertain and crazy right now. But I think we need to be ready to put the work in, and if we do that, we should be hopeful and excited for our future.”
Watch the animated music video, which was directed by Andrew Onorato, above.
“My Future” is Eilish’s first new song since the release of “No Time to Die,” the theme song she provided for the upcoming James Bond film.
Yesterday, Eilish was nominated for a total of six MTV Video Music Awards. She will compete in the “Video of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” “Video for Good,” and other categories. The full list of nominations for the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards can be found here.