Adulthood is the stage of life when a person has fully developed physically and intellectually. Adulting, the modern term for adulthood, assumes the tasks and responsibilities traditionally associated with normal grown-up life. It creates pressure on people in their late teens and early twenties to have adult-like behavior. As we experience adulting, Billie Eilish has tracks in her second studio album, Happier Than Ever that we can relate to and learn from.
Here are the three Billie Eilish songs you should listen to in your adulthood stage:
On top of the list is Getting Older, the opening track in her 2021 album Happier Than Ever. In the song, she discusses her early success as an artist in the music industry and the dark side it exposed her to.
“I’m getting older, I think I’m aging well. I wish someone had told me I’d be doing this by myself.”
In the first verse, she believes she is doing well as she grows old. But at the same time, she wishes that someone told her before that she will do things on her own now.
“I’m getting older, I’ve got more on my shoulders. But I’m getting better at admitting when I’m wrong.”
While in the third verse, as a young adult, she got more responsibilities to fulfill. Nonetheless, she grows up acknowledging her mistakes and realizing her faults. Putting accountability on herself to be able to move forward and flourish.
“Things I once enjoyed, just keep me employed now. Things I’m longing for, someday, I’ll be bored of.”
The chorus speaks so much power and this is when reality will hit you. She talks about how the passion that she used to enjoy now merely keeps her employed. That one day, she will grow tired of the things she longed for.
In a Spotify commentary, Billie explained the meaning behind the song and stated:
“You sometimes don’t realize what’s going on around you until a really long time later or realize what you feel until years later.”
I Didn’t Change My Number
The second song in the Happier Than Ever album, I Didn’t Change My Number talks about separating herself from other people.
“I didn’t change my number, I only changed who I believe in.”
The chorus tackles cutting off and avoiding toxic people from her life. Focusing on the people good for her well-being and having no pity for someone who has harmed her.
Furthermore, Billie revealed that she loves this song so much and shared the main idea of the song:
“Where it’s like “you know what? I don’t sympathy for you anymore. You know, you got me, you got me at first but I don’t care now.”
Released on July 30, 2020, as the lead single for Happier Than Ever is my future. In the track, Billie shares her excitement to meet her future self. Constantly reminding herself that she holds her future.
“Cause I, I’m in love with my future, can’t wait to meet her.”
In the chorus, she expresses her love for the future in no uncertain terms. Her eagerness to meet it and take advantage of what it has to offer her as a result. Also merely seeking to understand oneself and being hopeful.
Billie also shared in the Spotify commentary what the song revolves around:
“It felt like the beginning of a new world and a new feeling… I listen to it now thinking about the future me and it gives me hope and excites me.”
Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever album was released on July 30, 2021. She is now on her world tour that started in the United States last February and just finished a Manila concert last August 13.
Janelle is a full-time K-Pop fan but is also an active campus journalist since elementary. She loves to watch movies, but television series have a special place in her heart. She is also into romantic-comedy and the slice-of-life genres.