Billie Eilish drops surprisingly sunny new song, “My Future”

The singer defies expectations on this single.

Billie Eilish has released a new song “My Future,” her third song following her breakout debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.

“My Future,” whose release coincided with the birthday of Eilish’s brother and co-writer Finneas, is an exciting moment for the pop star. The track opens with Eilish’s signature brooding vocal melodies atop muted keys, before a guitar riff enters the picture and helps transform it into one of her brightest songs to date.

“We wrote this at the very beginning of quarantine,” Eilish told her fans in an email. “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.”

Earlier this year, Eilish became the youngest musician to record a theme song for a James Bond film. Despite the film’s delayed release due to the coronavirus pandemic, Eilish released the theme song for No Time to Die featuring Hans Zimmer and The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr in February. In January, she dropped a video for “Everything I Wanted,” which was initially released in November as the first single to drop following When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.

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Watch the video for “My Future,” which was animated by Australian artist Andrew Onorato:

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