Friday, July 09, 2021

Billie Eilish Criticises Fame on ‘NDA’

Billie Eilish has shared her latest single ‘NDA’ alongside a music video for the track. The song is lifted from her highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Happier Than Ever’

NDA’ is the fifth track that we have heard from the record, following singles such as 'Lost Cause' and 'Your Power'.

The track is the darkest single to be released from the record so far, with a sound Reminiscent of her debut album 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?'. The instrumental is driven by haunting isolated keys and dark thumping bass.

The music video for the single was directed by Billie herself. It features 25 professional stunt drivers weaving around her. It was shot in one take, and used no stunt doubles. This is consistent with Eilish’s past music videos, where she has put black ink in her eyes and spiders in her mouth.

Lyrically, the song discusses Billie’s struggles with fame, as she reveals some of her deepest secrets such as the house she bought when she was 17. She sarcastically comments on the fact that she cannot experience romance and form connections with other people as a normal 19-year-old can. Instead, anyone who comes close to her must sign a contract, promising to guard the secrets of her private life from the public eye. Billie speaks of wishing to return to normality and escape the shortcomings of worldwide fame that she is experiencing.

The track makes lyrical references to other songs on the album, such as “Didn’t change my number, made him shut his mouth” and “I thought about my future, but I want it now”. This suggests that the themes of ‘NDA’ are recurrent on ‘Happier Than Ever’. The full album is due to be released on 30th July 2021.

Gemma Cockrell


Image: NDA Single Artwork

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