Billie Eilish’s new video doesn’t feature her turning into a mythical creature, but confronts the very real threat of climate change. Echoing activist Greta Thunberg (who is also mentioned in the script) it’s titled “Our House Is On Fire”.
Woody Harrelson joins Eilish in the video (presumably they were together for SNL, which hosted them both last night) which features them talking straight to camera, intercut with footage of devastation wreaked by accelerated climate change.
“Our Earth is warming up and our oceans are rising,” she begins. “Extreme weather is wrecking millions of lives.”
Harrelson continues to talk about the destruction of forests from California to the Amazon, and emphasizes that “we are in a climate emergency” (a state declared by the UK back in May).
Of course, there are also positive calls for change. Harrelson says: “History shows us that when enough people rise up and demand change, those in power have no choice but to act.” Billie, meanwhile, talks about the global climate strikes.
There is also a call to support environmental movements such as Greenpeace and Fridays For Future, alongside leaders campaigning for environmental change.
Billie Eilish has previously included a statement on climate activism alongside her video for “all the good girls go to hell”. She also recently announced that she’s trying make her 2020 tour more eco-friendly (as eco-friendly as a world arena tour can be), urging fans to bring refillable water bottles.
Watch the video with Harrelson below.