Billie Eilish took to the stage at the American Music Awards to perform her new single ‘Therefore I Am’ live for the very first time.
The track is Eilish’s first piece of new music since July’s ‘My Future’ and was shared by the pop star earlier this month. She performed the track from a red-lit set designed to look like separate rooms, the performance saw her searching the corridors hunting Eilish her brother Finneas and drummer Andrew Marshall who she eventually finds.
Eilish was nominated for Favourite Social Artist and Favourite Artist in the Alternative Rock category at the ceremony, which took place at LA’s Microsoft Theatre. However, despite her exceptional performance, she fell short in both categories, losing to BTS in Favourite Social Artist and then to Twenty One Pilots in Favourite Artist – Alternative Rock.
Eilish earlier announced the song and shared its artwork on Instagram at the start of the month, telling fans that the song was coming. “I’m so excited for this one,” she wrote. It seems her brother and collaborator Finneas is also struggling to contain his excitement for the release of ‘Therefore I Am‘ as he commented: “You are not ready.”
After suggesting earlier in the year that a new album wouldn’t land until at least 2021, Eilish last month shocked her fans by confirming that she had a new track arriving in November, which would turn out to be ‘Therefore I Am’. The singer was responding to questions on her Instagram stories when one clever fan asked “new song?” to which she replied: “November.”
Fans shouldn’t get too excited about a new album being released anytime soon, however, as Finneas confirmed in September to The Herald Sun that he was still not interested in releasing either his own or Billie Eilish’s work while the world was still in a health crisis lockdown. He said that he didn’t want either LP to “be a bummer COVID record”.
Speaking to the publication, Finneas went on to say, “I have a desperate desire not to release them during COVID-19. It’s the vaccine record. I want it to be the album everyone’s out dancing in the streets to,” Eilish’s longtime producer confirmed.
Check out the performance, below.