Billie Eilish recreated the NPR offices with cardboard cut-outs for the “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” on August 26.
Eilish began the mini concert, playing her latest single “My Future” on the keyboard, accompanied by her brother Finneas.
“But I, I’m in love/ With my future/ And you don’t know her/ And I, I’m in love/ But not with anybody here/ I’ll see you in a couple years,” she crooned on the dreamy ballad’s final stanza.
Due to the virus pandemic, they performed the concert from home. “So obviously, we are not actually at Tiny Desk, because this is a cardboard cut-out of it. But it’s still real, it’s just not in-person real,” Eilish said, gesturing around the office replica between songs.
“Quarantine’s been weird; I know you all feel the same. It’s been weird, we don’t know how long it’s gonna go. There’s barely anything that feels like there’s any hope in, but I think the future is something to be super hopeful in, and the unknown and what is to come. We’ll be OK one day,” she concluded. “Maybe not one day, but I think that’s what has been making me hold on.”
Eilish and Finneas concluded their performance with 2019’s “Everything I Wanted.”
“I had a dream/ I got everything I wanted/ But when I wake up, I see/ You with me/ And you say, ‘As long as I’m here/ No one can hurt you/ Don’t wanna lie here/ But you can learn to,’” Eilish sang, with Finneas coming out with his harmonies on the latter part of the chorus.
After the concert, the camera revealed the plywood stage set up inside the siblings’ home.