Billie Eilish has delivered some personal tracks.
The first track, “TV,” depicts personal hardship and larger social strife simultaneously. Billie sings of heartbreak, opening the song with the lyrics, “I don’t wanna talk right now / I just wanna watch TV / I’ll stay in the pool and drown / So I don’t have to watch you leave.” Through the titular TV, however, Eilish is able to zoom out. At first, it works as a punchline, as Eilish croons, “I put on Survivor just to watch somebody suffer.” But it quickly gets more serious, as Billie references the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial along with the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
The second song, “The 30th,” features a picked guitar and a vivid story of a close friend who got into an accident. The soft song crescendos into a barrage of What If’s as Eilish lists how things might have gone differently.
Check out the new music from Billie below, and let us know what you think of it in the comments.