Billie Eilish told BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac that Michael Buble's 2009 single "Haven't Met You Yet
" influenced this song. The Californian star explained the idea for "My Future" came subconsciously from a video she found of herself in her early teens listening to the uplifting ballad.
"That song, when I was that age, I used to listen to it night and day just because it made me hopeful," Eilish continued. "I was also really depressed at the time and sad all the time, and that song made me excited for the future."
Eilish sent the video to her friend, who told her she loved the clip because "you're talking about your future self, like, I just haven't met you yet, and I'm excited to meet you."
Eilish thought her friend's reaction was cute and says it subconsciously inspired the chorus. "I was totally thinking about that," she recalled. "It was so exactly what I was feeling and thinking and wanted to convey and wanted to say and wanted to be heard."