Billie Eilish has released her new song ‘When I Was Older’.
The 17-year-old rising star, who features in NME‘s 100 essential new artists for 2019, released the song this morning after previously previewing the song on Instagram yesterday (January 8).
Eilish told her followers that ‘When I Was Older’ had been inspired by the Netflix movie ROMA. The Alfonso Cuarón-directed film – which bagged two Golden Globes this week – is described as “a vivid, emotional portrait of a domestic worker’s journey set against domestic and political turmoil in 1970s Mexico.”
“Guess I got caught in the middle of it / Yes I’ve been taught got a little of it in my blood,” Eilish sings on the new clip.
The upcoming single follows on from her 2018 track ‘When The Party’s Over’. Speaking to NME, Eilish recently broke down the single and discussed its eerie music video (see the clip below).
Meanwhile, Billie Eilish has stood up for the younger generation of today, arguing that they should be better represented as the future belongs to them. “Bro, teenagers know more about the country that we’re living in right now than anybody,” Eilish told NME in our Big Read interview.
“The world is ending and I honestly don’t understand the law that says you have to be older to vote, because they’re going to die soon and we’ll have to deal with it. That doesn’t make any sense to me, but to see young people taking part in peaceful protests and not obeying is beautiful.”