Here's What Billie Eilish's Your Power Really Means

Billie Eilish is one of the biggest names in music right now. Her debut album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Gp" helped the Los Angeles native set an impressive record at the 2020 Grammys. Not only did Eilish become the youngest person to win one of the Grammy's top awards but she swept all four categories, which hasn't been done since 1981 (via The Washington Post).

Ahead of the release of Eilish's sophomore album "Happier Than Ever," the singer-songwriter released a few singles. On April 29, the 19-year-old released the vulnerable track "Your Power" (via USA Today). The hit single, which Eilish co-wrote with her brother FINNEAS (via Genius), currently has over 155 million streams on Spotify and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Alternative Songs chart. "Your Power" is particularly close to Eilish's heart and touches on something many of her fans can (unfortunately) relate to.

Billie's "Your Power" touches on an important topic

The "Happier Than Ever" single "Your Power" explores the repercussions of falling into an abusive relationship. On the track, Billie Eilish recounts her own experience with realizing the person she was dating was taking advantage of her. 

She sings, "I thought that I was special / You made me feel / Like it was my fault, you were the devil / Lost your appeal." In an interview with Vogue, Eilish explains, "It's an open letter to people who take advantage — mostly men." She also noted that it's not about one specific person but rather a universal experience.

Eilish further explains, "It's really not at all about one person. You might think, 'It's because she's in the music industry' – no, dude. It's everywhere. I don't know one girl or woman who hasn't had a weird experience, or a really bad experience. And men, too – young boys are taken advantage of constantly." 

In "Your Power," Eilish touches on the dangers of relationships between young women and older men. She told Vogue, "I used to not understand why age mattered. And, of course, you feel like that when you're young because you're the oldest you've ever been. You feel like you're so mature and you know everything."