With a cool, Hot Girl Summer kiss-off, Billie Eilish dumps her former beau in “Lost Cause.”
The 19-year-old pop sensation launched her new track and music video for “Lost Cause” on Wednesday (June 2). Happier Than Ever is Eilish’s upcoming sophomore album, and the song is the fourth single from it.
In the song, Billie sings about an ex-boyfriend who was meant to be there for her on a particular day but wasn’t.
Here’s a short snippet of the song’s lyrics:
“You weren’t even there that day
I was waitin’ on you (You, you)
I wonder if you were aware that day
I sent you flowers
Did you even care?
You ran to shower
And left them by the stairs.”
Eilish admits in the lyrics that she believed her boyfriend had his “s**t together,” but she was mistaken. He’s a lost cause, she says, and their relationship “ain’t nothing like it once was,” she adds, noting that he doesn’t even have an actual job.
Fans have assumed since the song’s debut that it was based on Eilish’s ex-boyfriend, Q (a.k.a. Brandon Adams, better known as the rapper 7: AMP), who was referenced in the singer’s Apple TV+ documentary.
In Billie Eilish’s Apple TV+ film, there are a few instances when her boyfriend at the time, Brandon Quention Adam, either didn’t show up or came extremely late to events Billie invited him to. It’s probable that the pre-chorus references to that.
Eilish stated in the documentary that she “just wasn’t happy” in the relationship.
Eilish said in the film that “I didn’t want the same things he wanted and I don’t think that’s fair for him. I don’t think you should be in a relationship super excited about things that the other person couldn’t care less about. 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 even admitted to feeling “lonely” and “miserable” during Valentine’s Day, as per Insider.
Adams addressed their split in an Instagram Story in March 2021.
“There’s always 2 sides to a situation,” he wrote, further stating that he was going through a lot at that time, including his brothers’ death. “Sometimes people disagree and don’t want the same things as one another. It’s on you to understand there’s several points of view to a situation.”
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