Finneas has released a new song, “What They’ll Say About Us,” that he wrote in lockdown.
Finneas—who’s also known as the brother and close collaborator of Billie Eilish—penned the piano-driven ballad in June after attending a protest in Los Angeles, “filled with hope with the prospect that millions of people were coming together from all over the world to fight against institutionalized racism and inequality,” he said in a statement.
He added, “During that time, I’d also been following Amanda Kloots as she documented her husband Nick Cordero’s time in the ICU while in a coma after being admitted for COVID-19. Imagining her sitting by his side, waiting, hopeful for him to wake up, it got me thinking about all the millions of people, all over the world, who also have loved ones, parents, children and extended family members going through the same thing. Fighting this horrific virus.
“Some will overcome and wake up again, while others, tragically may not. This song is dedicated to all who have had to endure this year. I hope this song can offer some sort of comfort to those who may need it.”
“What They’ll Say About Us” arrived with a music video, which shot in one take and centers on Finneas spinning in a circle through various lighting and environment changes, from falling confetti and a brief downpour.
This release follows the clip for “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night,” which was taken from his 2019 debut EP Blood Harmony. In February, he covered “Yesterday” with Eilish at the 2020 Oscars, and in January appeared in her video for “Everything I Wanted.”
Watch the video for “What They’ll Say About Us” here: