Perhaps no sophomore album is more anticipated right now than a new offering from Billie Eilish, the wünderkind who swept the Grammys with her A+ debut When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. Eilish has been everywhere since that first album, including a world tour, Billboard domination, a James Bond song and an Apple documentary. The one thing she hasn’t delivered is a new album, but that’s about to change. Happier Than Ever is dropping on July 30 and the first single will hit this Thursday, April 29.
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
The new album, out July 30
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New song out Thursday at 9am PT. pic.twitter.com/e9P1Vsr8tU
— billie eilish (@billieeilish) April 27, 2021
Hmm, well, that’s all we know right now. The album art and the title are a pretty significant switch from the goth-y aesthetic of Billie’s debut, which trafficked in nightmares and her own struggles with mental health. Going blonde and calling a new album Happier Than Ever doesn’t necessarily imply that such struggles are behind her, but a one-off single from earlier this year did seem to find Eilish in a more hopeful, optimistic place. That song will apparently be included on the new album, along with “Therefore I Am.” You can watch the former below.