Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish has criticized President Trump during Wednesday’s Democratic National Convention.
Eilish, 18, said, “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,” the singer added.
Eilish then continued by saying that it “starts by voting for someone who understands how much is at stake. Someone who is 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,” Eilish concluded. “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.”
She then moved to a keyboard and performed “My Future” – “a personal growth anthem in which the singer describes walking away from a relationship and deciding to put herself – and her future – first,” USA Today explained.
The song, released on July 30th, contains the lyrics, “Can’t you hear me? / I’m not coming home / Do you understand? / I’ve changed my plans / Cause I / I’m in love / With my future / Can’t wait to meet her / And I / I’m in love / But not with anybody else / Just wanna get to know myself.”