It’s been less than a month since Billie Eilish ended Lil Nas X’s record-breaking run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with her single “Bad Guy,” and the 17-year-old pop sensation is showing no signs of slowing down. Yesterday, she dropped a powerful video for “All the Good Girls Go to Hell.”
The Rich-Lee directed clip may boast spectacular, attention-grabbing pyrotechnics, but whta’s more important might be its underlying message on climate change.
The video depicts Eilish as a lab rat with injection-induced wings sprouting from her back. The pop star-turned-angel is then thrust from the “heavens” onto earth and emerges from a pool of oil, walking the streets with her body and wings covered in muck. “Man is such a fool, why are we saving him? / Poisoning themselves now / Begging for our help, wow,” she questions, observing the world that has been set ablaze.
The video arrived with a message from Eilish on her Instagram stories. It read:
“A note from Billie: Right now there are millions of people all over the world begging our leaders to pay attention. Our earth is warming up at an unprecedented rate, icecaps are melting, our oceans are rising, our wildlife is being poisoned and our forests are burning.
“On September 23, the UN will host the 2019 Climate Action Summit to discuss how to tackle these issues. The clock is ticking. On Friday September 20 and Friday September 27 you can make your voice be heard. Take it to the streets.”
The message concluded with a link to the Global Climate Strike website.
Watch the video for “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” below: