Watch Arlo Parks Sing A Lovely Acoustic Cover Of Billie Eilish’s “my future”
Billie Eilish’s slow, insular single “my future” isn’t even two months old yet, and already two different artists have performed massively different covers of the song on the BBC Live Lounge. First, Miley Cyrus reinvented “my future” as a cryptic, possibly-sarcastic torch song. And now the young London artist Arlo Parks has made “my future” even softer, transforming it into an acoustic lullaby.
Parks is a 20-year-old artist who has released a couple of EPs but who hasn’t yet come out with her debut album. (Earlier this month, she got together with Phoebe Bridgers to cover Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees.”) In the Live Lounge, Parks, accompanied only by an acoustic guitarist, sang “Hurt,” the new single that she released last week, and she also sang her version of “my future.”
Parks’ take on “my future” is sparse and delicate, but it still picks up the bossa nova lilt of the Eilish original. Parks sings it beautifully, finding plenty of room to put her own personality into it. Watch the performances of both “my future” and “Hurt” below.
Arlo Parks! Very talented!