It’s ASMR big band/soft jazz music for the Tik-Tok generation. Billie Eilish‘s new quarantine lullaby “My Future” is a definite mood. But maybe the best song of the year?
Eilish represents a generation now spending a significant youthful moment in quarantine – mostly with family members, often online, but crucially, also in solitude. “My Future” offers encouragement for those young fans. It’s OK to focus on yourself, she says, you’ll grow. The lyric video by Australian animator Andrew Onorato casts Eilish as a fairy tale heroine wrapped up in a beanstalk lifting her toward the stars. Like the song, it dwells within the magic cultivated by an autonomous young woman who’s ready to claim her future as it comes.
Listen, watch, and cry yourself sleep, below.
“I have to keep reminding myself that the future is ours,” Eilish told fans in an email explaining the inspiration for “My Future,” “and I know we want to do everything we can to make it better for everyone in the world, and for the world itself.”