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Therefore I Am

Billie Eilish

Album Therefore I Am (Single)

“Therefore I Am” is the latest track from American singer and songwriter Billie Eilish and is confirmed to be a track on the singer’s upcoming second album. “Therefore I Am” is a dark pop song written by Eilish and her brother Finneas, who also produced the song (as with all of Billie’s tracks). The song was released on the 12th November 2020 through Darkroom Records and Interscope Records.

“Therefore I Am” and its title references French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes and his infamous statement “Cogito, ergo sum”, which translates to “I think, therefore I am.” The track features Billie challenging listeners and challenging a higher power “you think that you’re the man / I think, therefore I am”. Billie also pokes fun at the media and interviews and articles that “remain unremarkable”. In an interview with radio presenter Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Eilish explained what the song meant to her:
“You know this song is very, very up for interpretation. I’m very curious to see what people get from it and also what they feel when they hear it. It was very fun to complete. It was fun to record. I feel like you can hear it. I feel that I sound very much like… I’m just fucking around. I’m just joking. It’s like, come on. It’s so real. I feel like a natural, and don’t take me seriously, you know? I love it.”

The music video for “Therefore I Am” was directed by Billie Eilish and uploaded to her YouTube channel on the same day as the track’s release. The video features Eilish roaming around an abandoned shopping mall while stealing food from behind many food shops in the mall. In the end, Eilish gets chased out by a security guard. In less than a week of its release, the music video for “Therefore I Am” has 32.6 million views and well over 3 million likes.

Release Date: 12th November 2020

Songwriter/s: Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell

Producer: Finneas O’Connell

Label/s: Darkroom & Interscope Records

Music Video Release Date: 12th November 2020

Music Video Director: Billie Eilish

Chart Rankings: Currently, “Therefore I Am” has charted at:

– #40 in Canada
– #29 in New Zealand
– #53 in Scotland
– #94 on the US Billboard Hot 100
– #39 on the US Billboard Adult Top 40
– #20 on the US Billboard Alternative Airplay
– #31 on the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40
– #5 on the US Billboard Hot Rock & Alternative Songs

The lyrics to “Therefore I Am” can be accessed here: LINK

Spotify: LINK

Apple Music: LINK

Added by Tala Woods

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    June 28, 2021 at 1:53 am

    I thought the song was about Melanie martinez 😶


    April 5, 2023 at 9:21 pm

    this song is too good omg i love it 😭

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