If you’ve been watching pop star Billie Eilish since her earliest days, you probably know she has a very unique voice and way of writing songs. Her music blends a number of genres — from EDM to trap to industrial and jazz — while also being deeply personal.
Her songs aren’t the flashiest or most popular of the year, but they’re consistently praised for their lyrical honesty and societal relevance. Unlike Ariana Grande and other millennial pop stars, who were backed by television networks and had their musical careers shaped by marketing, Eilish’s music came from a different source: her own youthful sensibilities.
She has a soaring voice that doesn’t fit into any one category, which makes her music both brooding and bitingly satirical. She’s an artist with an undeniable appeal to a new generation of music lovers.
The 19-year-old singer has just released her first single off her upcoming album, Happier Than Ever, and it’s called “Your Power.” It’s a track that calls out people who abuse power dynamics in relationships — specifically men with younger women in the entertainment industry. Some fans think the song may be about her ex, Brandon “Q” Adams.
In a new interview with British Vogue, Ellish explained how the song came together. Ultimately, it’s about all of us — as adults and teens — who have been in abusive relationships. She says that she doesn’t intend the song to be a direct depiction of herself, but instead wants it to be a lesson about how we shouldn’t abuse our power in any way.