Billie Eilish says Trump is destroying America, backs Biden with 'My Future' at Democratic National Convention
The singer said 'silence is not an option' and urged viewers to vote for the Democratic candidate before performing her new single 'My Future'
The 18-year-old superstar singer, Billie Eilish, performed at the Democratic National Convention on August 19 night. Prior to performing her latest aptly named single, 'My Future', the multiple Grammy award-winning artiste presented a withering analysis of President Donald Trump's leadership skills before urging viewers to vote for change, which would come via the Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
Besides Eilish, plenty of other music icons were slated to perform at the Democratic National Convention such as Leon Bridges, Common, John Legend, The Chicks, Maggie Rogers, Billy Porter and Jennifer Hudson. These stars also had the esteemed honor of being named in former president Barack Obama's 2020 summer playlist, which he had recently tweeted to the public earlier this week.
Speaking to viewers in support of Biden's presidential bid, Billie candidly stated, "You don't need me to tell you things are a mess. Donald Trump is destroying our country and everything we care about. We need leaders who will solve problems like climate change and COVID, not deny them. Leaders who will fight against systemic racism and inequality. And that starts by voting for someone who understands how much is at stake, someone who's building a team that shares our values. It starts with voting against Donald Trump, and for Joe Biden."
“Silence is not an option and we cannot sit this one out," singer Billie Eilish says at the #DemConvention. "We all have to vote like our lives and the world depend on it, because they do.”— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 20, 2020
“The only way to be certain of the future is to make it ourselves," she adds. pic.twitter.com/XiYOm7tWuZ
The singer then encouraged Americans to cast their votes for a better tomorrow, saying, "Silence is not an option, and we cannot sit this one out. We all have to vote like our lives, and the world depend on it, because they do. The only way to be certain of the future is to make it ourselves. Please register. Please vote."
In keeping with her future-ready mindset, Billie then performed a sublime rendition of her latest single 'My Future', complete with breathy vocals, shimmering keyboards, pulsating beats, funky guitars and the line, "I'm in love with my future". You can check out her full appearance below, which included a cameo from her pet dog Shark O'Connell.
WATCH: Billie Eilish speaks at DNC before performing "My Future," telling viewers to register and vote for Joe Biden.— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 20, 2020
"You don't need me to tell you things are a mess...We all have to vote like our lives and the world depend on it, because they do" https://t.co/awW9qLbEkI pic.twitter.com/OOQKykT92Y
Soon, after her powerful and well-articulated speech, the singer became the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter as viewers weighed in on her timely insights and the effect it was likely to have on millennials and Generation Z. One fan tweeted, "Literally my whole twitter feed is Billie Eilish and I am LIVING FOR IT."
literally my whole twitter feed is Billie Eilish and I am LIVING FOR IT https://t.co/MM5zePb5sE— 𝕥𝕒𝕪𝕝𝕠𝕣 ☾ #BLM (@jabbaduhhutt98) August 20, 2020
Another supporter said that the singer had just ended Trump's hopes for a re-election bid in about 47 seconds.
Billie Eilish ended Donald Trump in 47 secs!— Covie (@roper_93) August 20, 2020
I have to stan.pic.twitter.com/z749Arsu4N
One fan also noted that Billie Eilish's influence was extremely evident on social media with Generation Z.
this is what happens when your name is billie eilish and you run gen z pic.twitter.com/HStGZ1PCYi— ًleo (@soIobil) August 20, 2020
An ardent supporter and superfan of the singer noted: "Stanning Billie Eilish isn’t just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle, a reason to breathe, she’s also art, the first gift u open on Xmas, a hug from a loved one, they are everything you have ever wanted, everything you ever needed."
stanning billie eilish isn’t just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle, a reason to breathe, she’s also art, the first gift u open on xmas, a hug from a loved one, they are everything you have ever wanted, everything you ever needed pic.twitter.com/E3387IzEhy— angelina (@aIittIebIurry) August 20, 2020
Another viewer was gushing about her latest performance, which incidentally was the first time that Billie Eilish had performed 'My Future' in a live setting.
Billie Eilish=Talented queen ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dowOy99CMB— Mel loves Billie Eilish (@bury_a_friend1) August 20, 2020
As one Billie fan concluded, "I thought I couldn't love Billie Eilish anymore, but I was wrong."
i thought i couldnt love billie eilish anymore but i was wrong pic.twitter.com/04Fhmgwcei— Huening Kai (@4thgenitace1) August 20, 2020
Political affiliations aside, the talented teenager made a crucial point when she observed that the American public could bring about change in our nation by exercising the power of democracy. To echo the words of the singer, "Please register. Please vote."