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Billie Eilish tackles fame, misogyny, and growing up on new album ‘Happier Than Ever’

Billie Eilish is back with her sophomore album, Happier Than Ever, out now via Interscope Records. The new record serves as the follow-up to When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.

The opening track, “Getting Older,” will fill you with a sort of nostalgic melancholy. Eilish delivers stunning melodies that are beautiful in their restraint. She then launches into a grittier, smoother sound that feels more reminiscent of her first album on “I Didn’t Change My Number.” Channeling her quintessential smooth vocal delivery, Eilish croons atop a pulsing instrumental.

Eilish’s monologue that she delivered at a show in Miami last spring serves as the centerpiece of this new collection. The powerful speech sees the young artist calling out the unacceptable expectations on women. “Nothing I do goes unseen,” Eilish says. This serves as the perfect hinge to the album, as Happier Than Ever is all about debunking happily-ever-after. Eilish is standing against the idea of a pop fairytale, subverting a Hollywood glamour throughout 16 tracks.

Stream Happier Than Ever below.

“Billie Bossa Nova” is another track that calls upon the sounds of her last album, while still moving to something new. Working with her brother Finneas, Happier Than Ever sees Eilish confidently cementing her unique sound.

From the ethereal “Goldwing” to the existential “Everybody Dies,” get ready for an emotional journey. The title track is definitely a standout. It sees Eilish clapping back at anyone who ever held her down. “When I’m away from you, I’m happier than ever,” Eilish croons atop a guitar line.

Happier Than Ever also features previously released singles “my future,” “Lost Cause,” “Your Power,” “NDA,” and “Therefore I Am.”

Billie Eilish on Happier Than Ever:

On Instagram, Eilish says that the album “was the most fulfilling most satisfying and profound experience I’ve ever had with my music.”

I feel like crying,” Eilish adds. “I grew so much in the process of making this album and experienced so much self realization and self reflection. I wish I could go back and make this album all over again because it was some of the best nights in my life.”

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