lyrically, Billie Eilish takes shots at those who try to imitate her style and mannerisms, like the ones on her debut album Don’t Smile at Me. This song is a dark ballad with threatening electro-synths and distorted background vocals.
The song is a direct response to those who are trying to steal her style, but it also has multiple meanings depending on the listener’s interpretation.
Billie Eilish is known for her cryptic lyrics and this song is no exception to that rule. She doesn’t really say anything that you can easily identify with or understand, but the chorus has many different interpretations and could mean one of two things: 1.
"Psych" means "fake" or 2.
While this may be an overly complex song, it’s also a strong statement about image culture and the importance of originality. While the song does get repetitive fast, it still packs a lot of musical punch and has four full choruses jam-packed within just over two minutes. As a general rule, it’s better for artists to leave their audiences wanting more than filling up their playlist with the same song over and over again.