The 18-year-old Grammy-winning singer sent an email to her subscribers to tell them about how the song came to be.
“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,” Billie
Billie told Apple Music that the song is about growth.
She said, “I spent years and years relying on having someone. And as soon as I didn’t have someone, I got somebody else. And I’m not talking about relationships. I’m talking about everything. Like any… I could never be alone. I couldn’t take my own company for so long. And I don’t know, I just felt like I needed that growth. I needed a moment to myself, and I got it. And it was really hard. It’s really, it’s so much harder than you think, to not rely on people, to just have yourself to rely on. And just, like, it’s weird. It’s not something you’d think about being hard. But when you’re in that alone zone, it’s a new feeling. And I really wanted to talk about it. I feel like people…Everything is about love, and everything is about… There’s nothing that talks about how being alone is really powerful and you grow a lot and you learn a lot and it’s not bad.”
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BILLIE EILISH’S LETTER TO FANS
just wanted to say hi to you guys & i haven’t talked to you here in awhile. i mish u..
“my future” is out now!!!!
we wrote this at the very beginning of quarantine. 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.
the future feels uncertain and crazy right now. but i think we need to be ready to put the work in, and if we do that, we should be hopeful and excited for our future. i have to keep reminding myself that the future is ours, and i know we want to do everything we can to make it better for everyone in the world, and for the world itself.
we need to keep ourselves educated and aware of what is going on around us. we need to keep looking forward. we need to keep fighting for what we know is right. we need to vote. we need to take care of the earth. we need to fight for all Black lives. we need to just. be. better.
it’s up to us to change things now. not only for us, but for future generations.
stay safe. stay healthy. wear a mask. drink water.