Billie Eilish’s Self-Directed ‘NDA’ Music Video: Fan Reactions
Billie Eilish dropped a new song and music video (whic she directed) last night at midnight (July 9) for “NDA,” off her forthcoming album Happier Than Ever.
The video is set in the dark night, with a car’s wheel in focus. It comes to an abrupt stop and we see Billie emerge from a long empty road. Trippy visuals of her head glitching or overlapping each other as she sings, “Got a stalker walkin’ up and down the street / Says he’s Satan and he’d like to meet.”
The best part of the video is Billie’s use of multiple cars — as she sings, “You can’t let me go,” many cars drive on either side of the 19-year-old zooming by. Only to come back from behind moments later when she sings the same line — this time, Eilish drops to her hands and knees on the road with an agonized expression.
The cars begin circling the singer quite fast and kick up dust causing a chaotic scene as she belts, “Did I take it too far / Now I know what you are / I saw stars / Think I took it too far / When I sold you my heart / How’d it get so dark? / I saw stars.”
Eilish said, “THIS VIDEO WAS SO CRAZY TO SHOOOOOT😭😭 AHHHHHHHHHH” on her Instagram.
Watch the video for “NDA” below:
Twitter loved the concept behind the new music video, many resonating with the feelings she was trying to evoke:
- Why are you freaking out and crying ?— Ana|naju (@sweetie_billie) July 9, 2021
* in the headset*
Billie Eilish - NDA
1:57 ━━━━━━❍──── 3:37
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you couldn't save me, but you can't let me go— sa | NDA (@eilshsa) July 9, 2021
NDA BILLIE EILISH pic.twitter.com/2h7x64vuWO
“you’ve changed” yeah i listened to NDA by billie eilish.. pic.twitter.com/6HFBvKtv3L— pey (@1slippedaway) July 9, 2021
billie eilish went from this to this pic.twitter.com/2WH07WHt5K— david (@touchyasoftIy) July 9, 2021
listen to NDA by billie eilish is like: pic.twitter.com/Y4htiD6dPl— gii ♡ (@billiedearlybr) July 9, 2021
NOW WHAT KIND OF CRACK DID BILLIE EILISH PUT INTO THIS OUTRO pic.twitter.com/rkQovDXK9S— kate || STREAM NDA (@lTWASMYFAULT) July 9, 2021
"Not now sweetie, mommy is busy.— ًalexandra † 〄 (@THEFAMEWHORE_) July 9, 2021
Billie Eilish just released NDA" pic.twitter.com/oThB4Gktj2
NDA by billie eilish isn’t just a song, it’s a cultural reset, it’s the oxygen you breathe, it’s a lifestyle, a reason to breathe, an escape from this cruel world, it’s an art, the first gift you open on christmas, a hug from a loved one, everything you’ve ever wanted.— irem (@suchanoutIaw) July 9, 2021
Best song out of the 3 that have been released so far. I am obsessed already. pic.twitter.com/ebLQho4l8x— ysd (titsahhh!) (@dojacatsnose) July 9, 2021
amazing lyrics, voice and sound, it’s just a perfect masterpiece that screams BILLIE EILISH— carpi; NDA; 13 DIAS (@iL0U98) July 9, 2021