Whether she’s tackling social commentary with her music or dealing with mental health issues, she has a knack for writing about the darker sides of life in ways that are both thought-provoking and emotionally resonant. With her newest single, the 19-year-old pop star is thinking about her own body and how her clothing choices have often obscured it.
The lyrics to her latest release are full of pensive references, including the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, and other political and social events. It’s a pointed ode to the complexities of modern politics and how we deal with it.
It’s also a powerful reminder that while it’s easy to become distracted and focus on the negative, it’s important not to lose sight of the positive. The singer is currently on a European tour and has played several shows in the U.K.
Eilish recently released a surprise two-song project called Guitar Songs, featuring two acoustic tracks, one of which is called “The 30th.” The song tells the story of someone close to her who suffered a serious accident.
On it, Eilish asks her friend hypothetical questions like, “What if the accident had happened on a different day?” and “Would you still be alive??”
Regardless of the meaning behind the song, fans are loving it. The clip was shared on Twitter and has since been trending. It’s also making the rounds on TikTok, where some users have labeled the track as Plants vs. Zombies music and Among Us music.