When it comes to her music, billie eilish therefore i am meaning isn’t afraid to be real. She and her producer and brother Finneas have a knack for putting out wildly different songs every few months, and they are continually proving that their approach to musical storytelling is as refreshing as it is experimental.
In her latest release, therefore i am meaning, Billie Eilish took a more serious approach to her message. She addressed her body-shaming trolls in her video and questioned what exactly they were saying to her.
This isn’t her first time addressing haters and body shamers – she did that back in May with her short film “Not My Responsibility” – but this song feels like a full-on middle finger to her trolls, all while also delivering an anthem for embracing your freedom.
There’s a lyric in the song that’s been getting a lot of buzz online that says, “Therefore I am meaning, the only way you know what’s true is in your head.” It’s a reference to the famous philosophy quote “cogito ergo sum,” which means that you must always have certainty in your beliefs. It could also be a play on the idea that no one can tell you what to do or how to think about yourself.
However, many fans have been interpreting the lyrics in relation to her video, and while some have said that she’s promoting gluttony, it doesn’t seem quite as outlandish as it first appears. In fact, her snatching snacks from an empty shopping mall in this video is an indication that she’s trying to hammer home the message of her anthem.