Billie Eilish was the latest guest to perform on the home edition of NPR’s beloved concert series, Tiny Desk.
Eilish was joined by her brother and close collaborator Finneas, who alternated between playing the guitar and piano, in front of a huge cardboard standee of the NPR Tiny Desk background. They kicked off their two-song set with a tender, stripped-down performance of “My Future,” Eilish’s first solo release this year. “’Cause I, I’m in love / With my future / Can’t wait to meet her,” she gushed on the chorus.
Midway through her set, Eilish took the time to discuss about the pandemic, calling the quarantine a “weird” new phase in her life. “I know you all feel the same. It’s been weird, we don’t know how long it’s gonna go,” she said. “There’s barely anything that feels like there’s any hope.” But the pop star added that she’s still looking forward to what’s yet to come. “We’ll be okay one day,” she assured. “Maybe not right now, but that’s what’s been making me hold on [to hope].”
Eilish then quickly jumped into her 2019 single “Everything I Wanted,” delivering chilling vocals over Finneas’ warm keys. “I had a dream / I got everything I wanted / Not what you’d think / And if I’m bein’ honest / It might’ve been a nightmare,” she sang.
Eilish’s Tiny Desk performance comes hot on the heels of Tame Impala’s, in which they performed songs off The Slow Rush from Kevin Parker’s home studio. Other recent Tiny Desk guests include Roddy Ricch, Alicia Keys and Jon Batiste.
Check out her Tiny Desk performance below: