Billie Eilish locked eyes with America, delivering an impassioned plea for viewers to vote against President Donald Trump, before performing at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
"Donald Trump is destroying our country and everything we care about. We need leaders who will solve problems like climate change and COVID, not deny them. Leaders who will fight against systemic racism and inequality, and that starts by voting for someone who understands how much is at stake, someone who is building a team that shares our values," she said. "It starts with voting against Donald Trump and for Joe Biden."
The 18-year-old is not only a first time voter, but the youngest musician to appear at the DNC. She used her influential voice to motivate other young voters to get politically active. "Silence is not an option and we cannot sit this one out," she said. "We all have to vote like our lives and the world depend on it, because they do. The only way to be certain of the future is to make it ourselves."
Eilish then performed her latest single “my future,” accompanied by her brother FINNEAS on the guitar amid a simple plum tinted backdrop, surrounded by trees.
Billie has been teasing the release of “my future” late this summer. It’s her first single since writing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film No Time to Die.
The DNC features a star-studded cast of musicians helping to rock the vote including John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, The Chicks, Leon Bridges, Billy Porter, Maggie Rogers, Prince Royce and Stephen Stills.