Billie Eilish denies that 'Your Power' is about her ex-boyfriend, who was in his 20s when they dated

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Billie Eilish in "Your Power." Billie Eilish/YouTube
  • Billie Eilish recently discussed her past "abuse" and new music in an interview with Rolling Stone.

  • She denied that her single "Your Power," which calls out abusive men, was inspired by her ex.

  • The singer's relationship with an older artist, Brandon Adams, was revealed in her documentary.

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Billie Eilish shut down interpretations of her eerie single "Your Power," which condemns abusive men and harmful power dynamics in relationships.

As noted in the singer's new Rolling Stone cover story, many fans assumed the song was inspired by Eilish's ex-boyfriend, Brandon Adams.

Reporter Brittany Spanos wrote that Eilish "strongly objects to this notion."

"Everybody needs to shut up," Eilish said.

The teenager's relationship and breakup with Adams, an artist who performs as 7:AMP, was revealed in her recent documentary.

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Eilish and Adams in her documentary. Apple TV+

The Apple TV+ film, titled "Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry," shows that Eilish and Adams were already dating when she turned 17. He was in his 20s at the time.

At the time, Eilish kept their relationship hidden from public view, so it's unclear how they met or how long they were together. The couple split in 2019 after he grew "really weird and distant," in Eilish's own words.

"I just wasn't happy," she said in the film. "And there was just a lack of effort, I think. I literally was just like, 'Dude, you don't even have enough love to love yourself, you can't love me. And you don't. Like, you think you do.'"

Eilish told Rolling Stone the documentary showed "a microscopic, tiny, tiny little bit of that relationship."

"Nobody knows about any of that, at all. I just wish people could just stop and see things and not have to say things all the time," she said of the "Your Power" assumptions.

When the song was released in April, Eilish said it was written "about many different situations that we've all either witnessed or experienced."

She also told Rolling Stone that her new songs contain more personal lyrics than her debut album, but fans shouldn't expect her to name names or clarify details.

"[People say] 'Well, you're an artist, so when you put something out there like that, you can't expect people to not dive into it more.' Yes I can," she said. "You should absolutely respect me giving you this much information and saying, 'This is all you get.' The rest is for my own brain."

Eilish's sophomore album, "Happier Than Ever," is slated for release on July 30.

According to Spanos, it largely deals with themes like "emotional abuse, power struggles, and mistrust." In the opening track "Getting Older," which Eilish described as "the truth," she sings about being abused and traumatized.

"I've been in two [relationships]," Eilish said. "I've experienced a lot in what I have done. But I've never been in something really real and normal."

The 19-year-old star also said she has been on some first dates recently, but has enjoyed being single these past two years.

"I hope people break up with their boyfriends because of it," she said of her upcoming album. "And I hope they don't get taken advantage of."

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