Eilish and Finneas debuted “TV” during a Manchester concert last month. On the track, Eilish sings, “And I’ll be in denial for at least a little while/What about the plans we made?/The internet’s gone wild watching movie stars on trial/While they’re overturning Roe v. Wade.”
Speaking with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Eilish discussed her allusion to the Supreme Court:
We wrote that line a few weeks before it was officially overturned. It was a placeholder of doom. I mean, it was the day of Glastonbury that it happened, and I was sitting in the.… We were at this house, and I was sitting with the dogs in the grass. My mom came out, and she just stood there, and she went, “They overturned it.” We all were just like… God, it was like a curtain of doom. I mean, there was almost no even reaction. I had this, I guess, now that I think about it, unrealistic hope that that wouldn’t happen. We wrote that line when the news got out about the fact that they’re considering overturning it, and we wrote that line then. It’s a really scary world right now.
In a press statement, Eilish added:
Finneas and I really wanted these to be yours as soon as possible. So here they are!! Performing “TV” on tour was such a highlight for us too, so we took the audio from the first night we played it in Manchester and put it in the song. I get shivers every time I hear it. Hope you love the songs and thank you for letting us share our music with you.