Billie Eilish’s new music video is giving us serious mall FOMO

Meet her in the mall, it's going down.
November 12, 2020 5:39 p.m. EST
November 13, 2020 12:54 p.m. EST
Just three days ago, Billie Eilish promised her fans new music, and well, let’s just say she delivered. Actually, she over-delivered, because we got a music video too; specifically, a music video that she directed.
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The visuals for her latest track, ‘Therefore I Am’, were shot at a deserted shopping mall (Glendale Galleria, to be precise) where Eilish reportedly spent a great deal of her teenage years. And if the video gives you a bit of FOMO, join the club. TBH, running around an empty mall – and, specifically, the food court – with Eilish sounds like a quarantine dream come true.  The deserted mall provides a certain Dawn of the Dead vibe, but instead of zombies, we follow along as a lip-syncing and snack-eating Eilish makes her way around the mall as if she owns the place (which, we suppose in this context, she did). Her energy is both chaotic and unbothered, as she flashes the camera with frequent smirks and smug expressions that very much scream ‘IDGAF’. Clearly, Eilish is staying true to her ‘Bad Guy’ roots.[video_embed id='-1']WATCH: Pit Bull's favorite song is 'Ocean Eyes' by Billie Eilish[/video_embed]Naturally, the release of new Billie Eilish music sent the internet into a frenzy, and fans were quick to express their approval. In the video, the singer helps herself to a variety of delicious food court staples, hopping over counters to grab a pretzel, a donut and chips from Chipotle, to name a few. A number of fans on Twitter took note, and suggested that this might be a subtle (or perhaps, not so subtle) clapback in response of the body-shaming the 18 year-old Grammy-winning star received just last month.

After a man ridiculed a paparazzi photo of Eilish in a form-fitting tank top and shorts in October, fans jumped to the singer’s defense and sparked an internet-wide conversation surrounding the topic of body shaming and the need to normalize real bodies.

Eilish later debuted a short film titled, Not My Responsibility, which features Eilish – who is known for a signature style of baggy clothing – in a dark room as she slowly removes layers of her wardrobe while sinking into water. In the video, Eilish recites powerful commentary regarding online shaming and unsolicited judgement centered around her physical appearance. The film was originally debuted during her ‘Where Do We Go?’ World Tour which was postponed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In the video, she asks, “Do you know me? Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you? We make assumptions about people based on their size. We decide who they are. We decide what they’re worth. If I wear more, if I wear less — who decides what that makes me? What that means? Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?”While we eagerly await her rescheduled tour, Eilish also recently shared the video for her song 'No Time to Die', which will be featured in the upcoming James Bond film. At 18 years-old, Eilish is the youngest artist to write and record a song for the ever-iconic Bond franchise.
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