If anyone could lock their career to the next level while blocking, it’s Billie Eilish. The Los Angeles wunderkind achieved a superstard, after all, with an album she created at home with her brother and producer Finneas. She went on to perform on arena scenes and award shows, but Eilish is the spirit of the threshold, creating very private music that appeals to millions of people, and doing it again with the sophisticated and sweet single “My Future.”; released tonight.
With some simple chord changes from vintage soft synth, Eilish begins the song in a quiet, muscular mode. This is AMSR Billie – but also Jazz Billie, who moves behind adulthood, who stands in satin with vocal stylists such as Jorja Smith and Corinne Bailey Rae. In her best songs that Adele has achieved, they are even shades of universal appeal.
The sound is muted, but the lyrics and its artificial transmission are taking very Ilishian giant steps. The singer brags about her narcissistic companions and decides to connect with a being (the present? Empire?) Who really loves her: the future itself, definitely cast as a woman. “I can’t wait to meet her,” she muttered. “I’m in love, but not with anyone else.” When the rhythm starts with a slight turn towards the boss nova, Eilish’s voice loses bullying, oblique and fluent. Finneas’ backing vocals support her steps to freedom: “You’re so pretty,” she sings to her evil beau, “but I know better than to take you home.” The song ends in the private realm of voice and keyboard: “I’ll see you in a few years,” she says. dreams.
Eilish represents a generation that will now spend a significant youthful moment in quarantine – mostly with family members, often online, but also in principle alone. “My future” offers encouragement for these young fans. It’s okay to focus on yourself, it says you’ll grow. The lyrical video by Australian animator Andrew Onorat throws Eilish like a fairy-tale heroine wrapped in a beanstalk, lifting her towards the stars. Like the song, it resides in magic cultivated by an autonomous young woman who is ready to demand her future as soon as it arrives.