Billie Eilish’s “hope” for the future is what’s making her “hold on” through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bad Guy hitmaker appeared alongside her brother and collaborator Finneas on the latest installment of NPR’s Tiny Desk this week (ends August 30, 2020), as the pair recreated the iconic shelved backdrop from the show with cardboard cutouts in their home.
“So obviously, we are not actually at Tiny Desk, because this is a cardboard cut-out of it. But it’s still real, it’s just not in-person real,” she shared, as videographer Matty Vogel shared a behind-the-scenes shot of the set.
Ahead of a performance of her latest single My Future, Billie opened up on life during the coronavirus crisis, as she reflected, “Quarantine’s been weird; I know you all feel the same.
“It’s been weird, we don’t know how long it’s gonna go. There’s barely anything that feels like there’s any hope in, but I think the future is something to be super hopeful in, and the unknown and what is to come.”
She assured fans: “We’ll be okay one day. Maybe not right now, but I think that’s what’s making me hold on.”
The gig was Billie’s first performance since she appeared at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) last week, and urged her fans to vote for presidential nominee Joe Biden “like our lives and the world depend on it.”
“You don’t need me to tell you things are a mess – Donald Trump is destroying our country and everything we care about,” the No Time to Die hitmaker said.
“We need leaders who will solve problems like climate change and COVID – not deny them. Leaders who will fight against systemic racism and inequality.”