Exploring the Depths of Billie Eilish's 'BLUE': A Lyrical Journey Through Emotion and Identity

The song 'BLUE' is a deeply emotional journey that explores themes of sadness, disillusionment, and the search for authenticity. The artist uses the color blue, traditionally associated with melancholy, as a central metaphor to describe her feelings. The repetition of the term 'blue' throughout the song not only reinforces Billie's emotional state but also serves as the guiding idea that ties the composition together.

At the beginning of the song, Billie sings about trying to live in 'black and white' but feeling 'blue', indicating a struggle to adjust to a more simplistic or binary view of life, while dealing with more complex and painful emotions. In this context, it's worth remembering that her ex-boyfriend's band, The Neighbourhood, for a long time used only these two colors as their theme, including one of their albums called “#000000 & #FFFFFF”, which may indicate a possible allusion to singer Jesse Rutherford and their relationship. The line “I'd like to mean it when I say I'm over you” reveals an internal conflict, where Billie wants to get over this person, but hasn't been able to, resulting in an ongoing struggle with unresolved feelings.

The song also touches on themes of family relationships and social expectations. The reference to “Colder than your father's eyes” and the description of a person born “bluer than a butterfly” and “deprived of oxygen” can symbolize the pressures and expectations that are placed on individuals from birth, especially those who grow up under the spotlight or in challenging family environments. This stanza speaks directly to Billie's family background: her brother is FINNEAS, an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and musician, and her parents are actors Maggie Baird and Patrick O'Connell.

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  1. BIRDS OF A FEATHER
  2. BLUE
  3. WILDFLOWER
  4. THE GREATEST
  5. CHIHIRO
  6. True Blue (Unreleased)
  7. BITTERSUITE
  8. LUNCH
  9. Halley’s Comet
  10. L'AMOUR DE MA VIE
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