Billie Eilish fans are seriously emotional over surprise new single

Moya Lothian-McLean@moya_lm
Friday 31 July 2020 09:30
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Billie Eilish isn’t exactly known for her positivity.

The young star has steadily built up a huge fanbase over the last few years, becoming well known for her dark, edgy pop.

Many of her tunes – produced with brother Finneas O’Connell – centre on decidedly intense themes like loneliness, break-ups and the downside of fame.

So the release of new single ‘My Future’, which was apparently recorded in two days, marks a surprise shift in tone for Eilish.

Focused on self-love and looking towards – yep, you guessed it, her future, Eilish sings lyrics that seemingly hint at her singledom.

“I know supposedly I'm lonely now,” she says. “Know I'm supposed to be unhappy, without someone, but aren't I someone?”

And the new tune has gone down very well with listeners, who have compared its sunny, excited outlook with her previous songs about discontentment.

In particular, a certain beat change has excited fans and inspired memes.

Lots of memes.

It came as quite a change of pace for some.

Others helpfully analysed the song and the accompanying animated music video.

The positivity of the song seems to have buoyed many fans.

It comes at the end of a good week for Eilish; she’s been nominated for a staggering six VMAs.

Looks like a pretty good future indeed.

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