Billie Eilish returned with her new single “My Future” on Thursday, which is also her brother/collaborator Finneas’ 23rd birthday. Written and recorded during the lockdown, the song is a meditation on self-sufficiency. Its lyrics include the lines “I know supposedly I’m lonely now, Know I’m supposed to be unhappy without someone, But aren’t I someone?”
The song follows “No Time to Die,” the title track for a not-yet-unreleased James Bond film. Its corresponding animated video was created by Australian artist Andrew Onorato.
In an email to her fans, Eilish said:
“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.”
The release is accompanied by an animated video, made in collaboration with the artist Andrew Onorato, which features an animated version of Eilish walking through a rain-soaked forest before emerging into the sunlight.