Billie Eilish is not only looking very sensitively and positively into the future. But she is stamping into the new year more than confidently with the coolest song of 2020. After she has touched our hearts with “No Time to Die” and “my future”, our feet come into play through Eilish’s mega energetic dance hit: Therefore, I Am.
THE MEGA HIT 2020 – THEREFORE, I AM
Therefore, I Am is savage and radiates a strong attitude. The pumping beat and bass lines stomp through the song to symbolize unshakeable self-confidence.
Moreover, as typical for Billie Eilish, even the most vibrant dance hit is deep. Because “Therefore, I Am” stimulates us to think about the meaning of Billie’s words.
It sounds that she shows all her copycats and haters out there thirsting for fame and attention that she doesn’t take care of their behavior.
As people using her name and work to gain publicity, define themselves through success and attention is morally reprehensible, these kinds of persons are insignificant for Billie and she “really couldn’t care less”.
IN-DEPTH AND VISIONARY
In “Therefore, I Am”, Eilish establishes herself as an original. Thereby, she legitimizes her statement by quoting the well-known philosopher Descartes: “I think therefore I am”. Moreover, she plays with the quote in several ways.
On the one hand, Billie leaves “I think” out. The reason could be that she wants to point out that, in any case, she is who she is. And, she is Billie Eilish in every damn second!
On the other hand, she sings about “You think that you’re the man”. It’s probably to state out that she never wants to be controlled or dominated.
Furthermore, it seems that she tries to show that guy – who stands for that kind of arrogant, egocentric people – lives in his small world, which isn’t real at all.
This message in combination with the vibey – almost funky tunes spreads an ultimate amount of confidence – has a contagious effect on the listener. No wonder that “Therefore I am” has already conquered social media like no other song at the moment.
Especially girls and young women use the song as a TikTok sound to show off themselves serving looks and to boost their confidence even more. This song and its creator Billie Eilish are the perfect examples that music can lead girls and women to feel the power they already hold!
Finally, after terrible months, it gives the strength to look forward to 2021.
Photos: © Universal Music 2020