Within the first style of Billie Eilish’s new album, the ‘Unhealthy Man’ singer calls out an older man for ‘ruining’ a younger woman’s life, all whereas a python constricts round her.
The following period of Billie Eilish kicked off on Thursday (Apr. 29). Days after asserting her sophomore album, Happier Than Ever, could be out this summer season – and giving followers a preview of the title observe – Billie, 19, delivered the primary observe off of Happier, “Your Energy.” Set towards a scenic desert panorama, the accompanying video sees Billie sit alone… till a big reptile begins to coil round her. The lyrics have Billie, as an onlooker to one thing sinisher, accuse a person of manipulating an unsuspecting younger lady. “She mentioned you have been a hero / you performed the half / however you ruined her in a yr / don’t act prefer it was arduous / and also you swear you didn’t know / no marvel why you didn’t ask / she was sleeping in your garments / however now she’s received to get to class / how dare you.”
Because the track continues, Billie shifts perspective. “I assumed that I used to be particular / you made me really feel / prefer it was my fault you have been the satan / misplaced your attraction.” With the snake firmly gripping her neck, Billie casts an accusatory look on the digicam. “Does it maintain you in management / so that you can maintain her in a cage / and also you sweat you didn’t know / you mentioned you thought she was your age / how dare you.” General, it’s an extremely mature piece of artwork from the younger lady, exhibiting that she continues to display her personal energy as a singer and a artistic power.
Billie introduced on Tuesday (Apr. 27) that Happier Than Ever, her highly-anticipated follow-up to WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, will probably be out on July 30. “That is my favourite factor I’ve ever created and I’m so excited and nervous and EAGER so that you can hear it,” she wrote, whereas sharing the album’s cowl artwork. Gone is Billie’s inexperienced and black hair, changed by the blonde locks she debuted in mid-March. “I can’t even inform you. I’ve by no means felt a lot love for a challenge than I do for this one. hope you’re feeling what I really feel,” wrote Billie, who punctuated this message with an acceptable, “AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.”
Together with asserting the album, Billie shared the tracklisting for Happier. Together with the 2 introduced songs (“Happier Than Ever,” “Your Energy”) and the beforehand launched “My Future” and “Due to this fact I Am,” the upcoming album will comprise “Getting Older,” “I Didn’t Change My Quantity,” “Billie Bossa Nova,” “Oxytocin,” Goldwing, “Misplaced Trigger,” “Halley’s Comet,” “Not My Duty,” “Overheated,” “All people Dies,” “NDA,” and “Male Fantasy.”
The album’s title observe was first previewed within the documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, per CinemaBlend. In direction of the tip of the movie, Billie and her brother/artistic associate FINNEAS are choosing out a track with lyrics, “after I’m away from you / I’m happier than ever / want I may clarify it higher. Want it wasn’t true.” Such content material signifies that although Billie’s hair is not the slime-green it was on WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, she hasn’t fully deserted the darkish and emotional themes woven all through her debut.
Nevertheless, Happier will mark an evolution for Eilish, just like how her new coiffure signifies a brand new change. “Hair is the simplest strategy to really feel such as you’re evolving as an individual,” Finneas mentioned to reporters initially of April. “Everytime you change your hair model or dye it a special coloration you’re feeling such as you’re rising up a bit.” Finneas acknowledged that followers have been invested in Billie’s look as a result of “the inexperienced roots have been such a recognizable factor,” and that at any time when there’s a main change, “individuals get excited and fixated on it, however I believe it’s deserving. It appears actually nice.”
Billie touched upon the topic of “happiness” in a 2019 interview with Elle. The “unhealthy man” singer has been open about her struggles with melancholy and self-harm, and the then-17-year-old Billie mentioned she felt “like nothing mattered” when she was youthful. “It harm me to see that. I used to be a 16-year-old woman who was actually unstable. I’m within the happiest place of my life, and I didn’t assume that I might even make it to this age.”
“I haven’t been joyful for years. I didn’t assume I might be joyful once more. And right here I’m—I’ve gotten to a degree the place I’m lastly okay,” she mentioned to Elle. “It’s not as a result of I’m well-known. It’s not as a result of I’ve just a little more cash. It’s so many alternative issues: rising up, individuals coming into your life, sure individuals leaving your life. All I can say now could be, ‘for anyone who isn’t doing effectively, it can get higher. Have hope. I did this shit with fame using on my shoulders. And I really like fame! Being well-known is nice, however it was horrible for a yr. Now I really like what I do, and I’m me once more. The nice me. And I really like the eyes on me.”