The queen is back! Billie Eilish is gearing up to release her second album, titled Happier Than Ever, over a year after her award-winning record When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? dropped in March 2019.
“This is my favorite thing I’ve ever created and I am so excited and nervous and EAGER for you to hear it,” she wrote on Instagram in April 2021. “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.”
During the 2020 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball, she revealed that the record is “definitely 50% done” and she is “so in love with it.”
“This album is, like, very not made up. It’s real stuff that’s going on in my brain, but I’m very excited and it’s all very different,” Billie gushed. “It’s been so natural and easy and fun and satisfying … I feel so much more confident in my writing and in my singing and just as a human being.”
She also told Vanity Fair that the album “feels exactly how I want it to. There isn’t one song, or one part of one song, that I wish was this or that I wish it was that.”
The songstress also teased her upcoming collection of songs while chatting with Zane Lowe on Apple Music to celebrate the release of her latest track “Therefore I Am.”
“I feel good. I’m very, very happy with where I’m at in making music,” the “Bad Guy” singer gushed. “I love ‘Therefore I Am,’ I love ‘My Future.’ I can’t f–king wait for people to hear this album that we’re working on. It’s like, oh my God.”
She went on to explain how the ongoing coronavirus quarantine inspired her new songs.
“That’s what we’ve been talking about for months, about how this year has sucked for a lot of people, and as much as I wished that I had been able to have the year I was planning on having and tour and blah, blah, blah, we would never have made this album. I mean, we would have made something, but it would have been completely different,” she explained. “It’s not like we’re making songs about quarantine, we’re just in a different mindset than we would be otherwise. And that’s just how everything is. It’s the butterfly effect. It’s like if you hadn’t done this three years ago, maybe you wouldn’t be doing this three years later. It’s just the way that it is. At the same time, this is the most time off I’ve ever had in my life, first of all. And especially since this all started like five years ago.”
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