Happier Than Ever is the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Billie Eilish, released on July 30, 2021, by Darkroom and Interscope Records. It follows her debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019). Eilish has cited self-reflection as the biggest inspiration for the record.
Primarily a subdued pop record, Happier Than Ever is characterized by sparse, slow-moving electropop arrangements infused with elements of jazz, techno, trip hop, R&B, and vintage sophisti-pop. It consists of torch songs about the pressures of fame and stardom, especially that of young women. Music critics widely acclaimed the album, underscoring its stylistic production and insightful lyrics.
Five singles were released in promotion of the album: “My Future”, “Therefore I Am”, “Your Power”, “Lost Cause”, and “NDA”, all of which charted in the top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100. To promote it further, a Disney+ documentary concert film, Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles, will be released on September 3, 2021, and Eilish will embark on Happier Than Ever the World Tour in 2022. Before its release, Happier Than Ever became the most pre-added album in Apple Music history.
2.I Didn’t Change My Number
3.Billie Bossa Nova
9.Not My Responsibility
14.Therefore I Am
15.Happier Than Ever
OVERALL RATING: 5 stars