Billie Eilish had a hard time releasing her latest song and music video because of how vulnerable the song makes her feel.
The “Therefore I Am” singer debuted the song and video for “Your Power” on Thursday, April 29. The 19-year-old announced that it is available on all platforms on social media and opened up about why this song is so special to her. She also called on the powerful not to abuse what they have been giving.
“This is one of my favorite songs i’ve ever written,” Eilish explained. “i feel very vulnerable putting this one out because i hold it so close to my heart. this is about many different situations that we’ve all either witnessed or experienced. i hope this can inspire change. try not to abuse your power.”
Billie filmed the new music video in the desert, and it seems that she used the symbolism of a giant snake squeezing the life out of her to represent the people in power squeezing the life out of the powerless. The somber melody and ghostly lyrics helped convey her vulnerability.
“Try not to abuse your power; I know we didn’t choose to change; You might not wanna lose your power; But power isn’t pain.”
Eilish was rocking her new blonde hair throughout the video and wore plain, earth-tone clothes… quite a change from her bootleg designer outfit she wore in the “Therefore I Am” music video.
“Your Power” is a single from her highly anticipated album, “Happier Than Ever,” slated for a July release. The new song is a step away from the in-your-face lyrics to a more indie-culture conscience message to the world. Perhaps that’s why Billie expressed her hesitation to put out the song, which strips her emotions bare. When talking about the album, Eilish called it her “favorite thing i’ve ever created, and i am so excited and nervous and EAGER for you to hear it.”