- 07 Dec 21
The 'Happier Than Ever' track sees Eilish spend a day at home, with the Grammy winner editing and directing the clip herself.
Billie Eilish has shared a new visual for her Happier Than Ever track 'Male Fantasy', starring the singer alone.
Eilish directed and edited the video, which finds the musician restlessly fighting boredom at home. It isn't too far away from what most of us have been doing during the Covid-19 lockdowns, actually.
"Home alone, tryin' not to eat/Distract myself with pornography/I hate the way she looks at me/I can't stand the dialogue, she would never be/That satisfied, it's a male fantasy/I'm going back to therapy," the artist croons.
She moves from room to room, in and out of the fridge, back and forth from different sides of the bed in somber fashion. Her wandering moves in tandem with the song’s melodic progression, filling out a whole day inside with nothingness and melancholic lingering. Plenty of jump cuts are littered throughout.
“It was hard to write because we wanted it to be as revealing as possible. It’s difficult to be vulnerable and honest and open about my life right now. I find it much easier to write about my past and how I used to feel and to find a new perspective on something that happened to me, to take myself out of a situation,” Eilish told i-D of the song earlier this year. “I don’t usually write about what I’m going through in the moment because it’s hard to process it. So this was also about saying how I felt. It was hard and satisfying and revealing and exposing and also incredibly cathartic, too.”
Eilish has released a number of visuals throughout her Happier Than Ever sophomore album rollout, including clips for 'Therefore I Am,' 'Your Power,' 'Lost Cause,' 'NDA,' and the title track. All of Eilish’s live-action videos for Happier Than Ever have been self-directed, impressively.
Happier Than Ever is Eilish’s second full-length, following her 2019 hit debut When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, which won Album of the Year at the 2020 Grammys. Eilish is up for awards in seven different categories at the 2022 Grammys, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year again. She won all three major categories lies year, if you haven't forgotten.
Check out the video for 'Male Fantasy' below: