In early June, Billie Eilish released a brand new song. This track, “TV”, apparently referred to the The defamation lawsuit of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard which had just ended at the time in court with the jury’s verdict. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court was in the midst of a landmark decision on the future of the precedent set by Roe v. Wade on abortion, but it was Depp and Heard who dominated the news cycle at the time. From what Billie Eilish is saying now, she was frankly not happy about it.
Of course, Eilish isn’t specifically calling out Amber Heard or Johnny Depp on “TV.” Instead, her lyrics simply imply they’re about the libel suit, as she sings in the unreleased song, “The internet went crazy watching movie stars on trial / As they overthrow Roe v. Wade .” Now the singer is talking about the viral lyrics and intense feelings she faced when she put pen to paper and came up with the new song, as she said. NME in a new cover:
This isn’t actually the first time Billie Eilish has spoken candidly about her feelings about the internet, though it’s the first time she’s mentioned two major movie stars to make her point. In reality, Eilish was very honest about the disconnect she felt on the internet, especially when fan hatred is involved. She said during the pandemic:
Eilish also clarified that she’s not as open on social media as it might seem. As for “TV,” Billie Eilish said in the interview that she wanted to go back to a time when she could just “put a little guitar song back and feel like it used to be.” You can see the full performance below.
The massive backlash to the Heard and Depp lawsuit is still ongoing, but in recent days, after the Supreme Court made its decision to strike down abortion rights in the United States, the issue has also come to light in the conversation, which is apparently what the singer was hoping for. to make sparks with “TV”. It’s unclear if the unreleased song will make it into her third album, as the singer says she’s trying not to “freak out” herself considering more music too difficult at the moment. Eilish is currently on her ‘Happier Than Ever’ tour.