My Future - Billie Eilish
The Experience: I'm in love but not with anybody else just wanna get to know myself... Discovering the depth of who you are...
The Vibe: Melancholy to vibrant.The Topic: Self-knowledge. Self-possession.
The Tension: Know I'm supposed to be unhappy without someone (Alone). VS. But aren't I someone? (By choice, and happy).
Music video: The visuals trace the same path as the music itself: melancholy to vibrant, rain to sunshine. Billie Eilish is alone. But her growth raises her up instead of pulling her down.
The Meaning of My Future: Friendship and love are enticing: I'd (I'd) like to be your answer (be your answer) 'cause you're so handsome (you're so handsome). But they can stop you from discovering who you are: but I know better than to drive you home 'cause you'd invite me in and I'd be yours again. There's a deep truth there. You can't love, can't give yourself away, unless you truly own yourself: I'm in love with my future can't wait to meet her. You have to be more than just a mirror. The risk? You stay lonely because you never quite find yourself. The hope? One day you'll know who you are and you'll be ready to give yourself away: I'll see you in a couple years.
Ask yourself: Do you need anyone other than yourself?
Album: No Time To Die (2020)
I can't seem to focus
And you don't seem to notice
I'm not here
I'm just a mirror
You check your complexion
To find your reflection's all alone
I had to go
Can't you hear me?
I'm not comin' home
Do you understand?
I've changed my plans
'Cause I, I'm in love
With my future
Can't wait to meet her
And I (I), I'm in love
But not with anybody else
Just wanna get to know myself
I know supposedly I'm lonely now (Lonely now)
Know I'm supposed to be unhappy
Without someone (Someone)
But aren't I someone? (Aren't I someone? Yeah)
I'd (I'd) like to be your answer (Be your answer)
'Cause you're so handsome (You're so handsome)
But I know better
Than to drive you home
'Cause you'd invite me in
And I'd be yours again
But I (I), I'm in love (Love, love, love, love)
With my future
And you don't know her
And I, I'm in love (Love, love)
But not with anybody here
I'll see you in a couple years
review by Benjamin O'Loughlin