2020 wasn’t going to finish with out extra new music from Billie Eilish, and in her new video for her horny new bop, ‘Due to this fact I Am,’ she lives out each teen dream by taking on an empty shopping center.
Christmas got here six weeks early for Billie Eilish’s followers. The 18-year-old famous person continued to tease her potential follow-up to her groundbreaking debut by releasing her third single in 2020. “Due to this fact I Am,” launched on Thursday (Nov. 12), is one other gem capturing Billie and brother FINNEAS’s signature sound. Towards a beat that radiates warmth and darkness, Billie sings the lyrics in her signature sultry and foreboding supply. “So go have enjoyable / I actually couldn’t care much less / And you may give her my finest, however simply know / I’m not your buddy or something / Rattling, you suppose that you just’re the person / I believe, subsequently, I’m.”
The accompanying video began off with Billie alone in a mall. Because the beat kicks in, Billie lives out each teen’s dream, frolicking across the shops. She steals a pretzel – as a result of, duh, why wouldn’t she? – earlier than heading right down to the decrease degree. After snatching up a donut, Billie continues her spree all through the purchasing heart. All through the visible, Billie looks like she’s having a blast – particularly as she snatches a bag of Chipotle chips, fries from a scorching canine place, and a soda. It’s solely till an off-screen safety guard tells her to scram.
“I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE,” Billie mentioned when saying the one on Monday (Nov. 9). She shared what seemed to be the duvet artwork. Finneas, 23, shared the art work to his Instagram Story, including, “To not toot our personal horn however this music is f-cking sick.” The imagery in query includes a shattered historic Greek bust, lending to the vibe that that is was a philosophy-driven monitor. Though, it in all probability was (or ought to have been) the bust of French thinker René Descartes, the thinker who got here up with the saying, “I believe, subsequently I’m.
This 12 months, Billie beforehand launched her theme to the now-delayed-to-2021 James Bond movie, No Time To Die, in addition to “my future.” In the beginning of 2020, proper earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic threw everybody’s plans into chaos, Billie mentioned she was going to spend this 12 months engaged on her follow-up to her debut album, the massively profitable When We Fall Asleep, The place Do We Go? Whereas on the pink carpet for iHeartRadio’s ALTer EGO live performance in January, Billie was requested if her sophomore studio album can be launched in 2020. “This 12 months, no, however I can be making it this 12 months,” she mentioned, per Billboard. “However subsequent few years? It’s coming. When it’s made. It’s not made but.”
“We’ve began engaged on the brand new album, and I believe the perfect factor we will do is keep out of our personal approach,” FINNEAS (aka Finneas O’Connell) advised Vulture in March when discussing Billie’s new music. “The primary album was fairly pure in its intention. We didn’t got down to write a darling album. Our solely goal was to make an album that we preferred, to play dwell. I believe that’s all we’re gonna do for the second. All the opposite issues are unwanted effects. You’ll be able to’t goal for these.”
It has been a curler coaster of a 2020 for Billie. At the 62nd Grammy Awards, she grew to become the primary artist since Christopher Cross in 1981 to win Report of the Yr, Album of the Yr, Tune of the Yr, and Finest New Artist. She carried out the In Memoriam section on the 2020 Academy Awards, carried out “No Time To Die” on the Brit Awards, and helped folks shoulder the primary few months of the pandemic by showing on a handful of digital live shows. In October, images of Billie in a tank prime and shorts went viral. The “Dangerous Man” singer is never seen in something however saggy clothes, attributable to previous body-shaming trauma. In response to the fascination over her determine, Billie shared a video from influencer Chizi Duru, one which begged folks to “begin normalizing actual our bodies.”
She was capable of chortle this hypothesis off when her sneakers additionally went viral. Some followers thought her kicks had been pink and whereas, whereas Billie mentioned they had been mint inexperienced. “SO, everyone knows that I’m proper right here, even in case you see one thing else, you realize that I’m proper, beneath all of it,” Billie mentioned on her IG story. “And actual fast, earlier than you retain arguing, or regardless of the F-CK – all the Web’s been calling me fats for every week. So let me have this. Let me have this.”