The next era of Billie Eilish kicked off on Thursday (Apr. 29). Days after announcing her sophomore album, Happier Than Ever, would be out this summer – and giving fans a preview of the title track – Billie, 19, delivered the first track off of Happier, “Your Power.”
Set against a scenic desert landscape, the accompanying video sees Billie Eilish sit alone… until a large reptile starts to coil around her. The lyrics have Billie, as an onlooker to something sinister, accuse a man of manipulating an unsuspecting young woman.
“She said you were a hero / you played the part / but you ruined her in a year / don’t act like it was hard / and you swear you didn’t know / no wonder why you didn’t ask / she was sleeping in your clothes / but now she’s got to get to class / how dare you.”
Billie Eilish’s new song is an incredibly mature piece of art from the young woman, showing that she continues to demonstrate her own power as a singer and a creative force. Happier seems to mark an evolution for the artist, similar to how her new blonde hairstyle signifies a new change.