Happier Than Ever… at least, that’s the title of Billie Eilish’s new album. But is she?
Well, yes… it would seem so. Though it’s unlikely that her place among their ranks was ever in doubt anyway, Happier Than Ever fully establishes Billie as one of her generation’s most significant pop artists – and, better still, does so without repeating a single trick from the debut that turned her life upside down.
Back in 2017 the precocious 15-year-old Billie said, “Sometimes it’s flattering when people copy you, but sometimes it gets to breaking point.”
Though she hadn’t yet released her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do we Go?, those early comments seem prophetic with some hindsight. By the time Billie swept the 2020 Grammys she was a household name and starting to feel the squeeze as commentators took it as their right to criticize her look, her behaviour and, well, just about everything about her!
Happier Than Ever is Billie’s triumphant response and we are playing tracks on her dedicated radio station.