Billie Eilish has finally released her second album Happier Than Ever (via Darkroom / Interscope). Eilish wrote the album with her brother and main collaborator Finneas, who produced the record in Los Angeles. Before releasing the new album, Eilish shared the songs “My Future”, “Therefore I Am”, “Your Power”, “Lost Cause” and “NDA”. Listen to Billie Eilish’s new album Happier Than Ever below. (Pitchfork earns a commission on purchases made through affiliate links on our website.)
Speaking about her single, Your Power, in an interview with Laura Snapes for British Vogue, Billie Eilish said, “It’s an open letter to people taking advantage – mostly men.” She continued, “I want them People listen to me. And don’t just try to figure out who I’m talking about, because that’s not the point. It’s really not about a person. You might be thinking, “Because she’s in the music industry” – no, dude. It is everywhere.”
Speaking to Brittany Spanos for Rolling Stone, Eilish remarked, “Almost none of the songs on this album are happy.” And on “Your Power,” she said, “I was scared it would come out because it’s my favorite song I’ve ever heard wrote. I had the feeling that the world didn’t deserve it. “
Eilish also spoke to Amy Kaufman about Happier Than Ever in an interview for the Los Angeles Times. “I thought, ‘This is what I want my album to feel like: Julie London,'” Eilish said, referring to the American singer who is known for “Cry Me a River”. “Not the songs, but the feeling – longing, somehow dreamy and curious.”
Eilish also said to Vevo, “I wanted to make a very timeless record that is not only timeless in relation to what other people thought, but really timeless to myself,” London quoted Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee as Happier Than Ever Inspirations. “The most important thing I hope is that people hear what I say and then say, ‘Oh God, this is how I feel. I didn’t know I felt this way, but this is how I feel. ‘ And maybe, you know, make a change in her life that makes her happier, ”she said too.
Billie Eilish released her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? in March 2019. The album and his single “Bad Guy” Eilish received four Grammy Awards in 2020: Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year. She also took home the 2020 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
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