Billie Eilish is a fallen angel in the new apocalyptic visual for her single, ‘all good girls go to hell’ off her debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?.
Directed by Rich Lee, the video picks up right where ‘bury a friend’ left off, showing what happens after Eilish is injected with needles in her back.
When then see her in a heavenly realm sprouting angel wings before she quickly descends to earth and falls into an oil spill. Eilish then slowly emerges, her once pristine wings heavily slicked with oil as she trudges along a burnt-out Los Angeles. Eilish always had a fasciation with the macabre, as her other visuals for ‘bury a friend’ and ‘you should see me in a crown’ display.
“Hills burn in California/My turn to ignore ya/Don’t say I didn’t warn ya,” she sings in the pre-chorus.
The single and accompanying visual also speak to Eilish’s concerns about climate change. It’s no coincidence that the video is timed to coincide with the UN’s 2019 Global Action Summit, which will take place on 23 September.
“Right now there are millions of people all over the world begging our leaders to pay attention,” she wrote on Instagram. “Our earth is warming up at an unprecedented rate, icecaps are melting, our oceans are rising, our wildlife is being poisoned and our forests are burning. On September 23rd, the UN will host the 2019 Climate Action Summit to discuss how to tackle these issues. The clock is ticking. On Friday September 20th and Friday, September 27th you can make your voice be heard. Take it to the streets. #climatestrike“.
Eilish is set to make her debut on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on 28 September. The 17-year-old singer is currently on tour in Europe and will return to the states in mid-September, including a hometown show at LA Live on 17 September.
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? can be bought here.