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Billie Eilish has caused a stir in the music industry with the launching of her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? in 2019, which reached the top 15 in the United States, UK, Canada, and Australia. Since then, the American singer and songwriter has won seven Grammy awards, two Guinness World Records, three MTV Video Music Awards, and many more notable accolades. This year, Billie Eilish brought exciting news to her global fans with the announcement of her second album, to be released in July 2021.
The Happier Than Ever Album showcases Billie Eilish’s growth as an artist. The 19-year-old singer even intrigued fans about her metamorphosis by releasing a photo of her new blonde shag cut on Twitter. Despite the change in her appearance, the artist still bears the air of familiarity, assuring fans that her upcoming songs will just be as relatable and memorable as those in her first album.
Billie Eilish has been teasing fans about her new project for months. She also captured the attention of music lovers across the globe with her genuine statements about the upcoming album on her social media platforms. On Instagram, the singer wrote: “This is my favorite thing I’ve ever created, and I am so excited and nervous and eager for you to hear it. I can’t even tell you. I’ve never felt so much love for a project than I do for this one. Hope you feel what I feel.”
Songs in Happier Than Ever are written by Billie Eilish together with her brother Finneas O’Connell. The songwriter and musical collaborator has also been instrumental in the success of her first album. With Finneas on board, Eilish aims to take listeners down a tranquil journey through music. The singer-songwriter has already given fans hints of what to expect with the soft, beige, monochromatic teaser videos she posted on multiple online platforms. The theme of the new album is in contrast with the dark and almost horror-like vibes of her debut album.
Happier Than Ever was recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown, Billie Eilish told Stephen Colbert in an interview on Late Night. The singer shared that the songs are inspired by the challenging events of the past year, but they don’t necessarily revolve around the pandemic. Furthermore, Eilish told Colbert on the show, “I don’t think I would’ve made the same album, or even the album at all if it weren’t for COVID. That doesn’t mean it’s about COVID at all, it’s just that, when things are different in your life, you’re different. That’s just how it is. So, I have to thank COVID for that, and that’s about it.”
The pop star also announced that a new single from the upcoming album would be available on April 29, giving fans a taste of the 16-song album to be released later in the summer. Apple Music tracklist also revealed that the album would include songs entitled Billie Bossa Nova, my future, Oxytoxic, Lost Cause, and NDA.
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