Billie Eilish’s sophomore album ‘Happier Than Ever’ releases to positive reviews
Billie Eilish’s second album ‘Happier Than Ever’ was released on Friday to positive reviews. The album which consists of 16 songs is primarily about the pressures of fame and its negative impacts, as well as sexual coercion.
Alexis Petridis of The Guardian gave four stars, saying that “Eilish uses subdued yet powerful song writing to consider how fame has seeped into every corner of her life.”
“Listening to a pop star complaining about being a pop star is usually enervating. It says something about Eilish’s skill as a song writer that, in her hands, the topic feels genuinely affecting.”
The Telegraph’s Neil McCormick gave a four-star review, noting that the songs contain “surprising musical twists and glittering barbs of lyrical empowerment”.
Chris Wilman of The Variety said “It’s really a joyous experience. There’s not an iota of cynicism infecting the love that she and Finneas have for sound and what you can do within the minimal volume levels of a mostly quiet, two-hander, one-man-band effort.”
In a heartfelt note posted on Instagram, Eilish wrote “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.”