The American artist has unveiled a song from his next album Happier than ever scheduled for late July. A metaphor for his discomfort in the face of notoriety.
« Did you think I would get out of a limo? No, I had to save to pay for my security. I have an obsessive fan who roams my street.From the first verse, Billie Eilish sets the scene. Last year, she had obtained from the American justice an order of expulsion obliging a too assiduous fan not to approach her any more. But even with relatives and friends, the star is forced to take precautions. The NDA that gives this new song its name refers to a “non-disclosure agreement” that she had to sign with a boy she liked. Celebrity does not suffer when a former sweetheart or an evening friend tells your little secrets in the public square. This anecdote is the starting point of his story and the common thread of this title.
The singer faces the camera and walks along a dark road. Cars brush past her at full speed. The atmosphere is scary, her voice is tinged with sadness, yet you can’t look away, fascinated by the story of the young 19-year-old artist. NDA is from his next album Happier than Ever, scheduled for July 30.
The wait is long after the success of When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019), which won Billie Eilish the youngest artist to win a Grammy and the first singer born in the 2000s to be ranked number one in the United States.
Exit the jet black hair and her neon green locks, Billie Eilish now sports a platinum blonde. The Instagram post where she reveals this change was liké a million times in less than six minutes. For the singer, all this must mark a new stage in her career. “I have grown so much she told Vogue in May. I think change is one of the greatest gifts in this world.The singer also claims to be in therapy.
The loneliness of a popstar
In this long sequence shot that seems to have been shot in a single take, the singer does not take her eyes off the camera at first and reveals her new life. The field widens and we discover his silhouette wandering in the middle of the cars. She wears a black tank top, seems overwhelmed by the situation, lost in thought. “I can hardly get out. I think I hate where I live. Maybe I should consider a new career. Somewhere in Kauai where I seem to disappearShe sings as the chaos grows around. Words that resonate strangely with the news: Billie Eilish has always defined herself as the antithesis of the sanitized pop star and, yet, the journey she describes echoes the ordeal of Britney Spears.