Billie Elishe’s New Album, ‘Happier Than Ever’ Is Seriously Making Us Happier Than Ever
Andrew Parker - August 3, 2021

15 Wholesome Facts

1. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.

2. The voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got married in real life.

3. Mr. Rogers' sweaters were all knitted by his mom.

4. Libraries outnumber McDonald's in the United States by a ratio of 8:1.

5. There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

6. Babies don't smile because they're happy, they smile because they like the happy reaction from their parents.

7. Oftentimes an octopus heart will skip a beat when they see their potential mate.

8. The Beatles used the word "love" 613 times in their songs.

9. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year by forgetting where they put their acorns.

10. A group of bunnies is called a "fluffle".

11. Smiling actually lowers stress, whether you're faking it or not.

12. Cuddling with someone you love is scientifically proven to increase happiness.

13. We are all made of stardust.

14. Happiness levels are about 50% genetic, 10% circumstance, and about 40% choice.

15. For the ancient Greeks, happiness was a civic virtue that required a lifetime of cultivation.

After Billie Eilish’s huge 2019 debut album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” you’d think maybe she would give herself a well- needed break. But this woman does not stop! From her recent British Vogue cover story that completely had the Internet in a frenzy, to being one of the youngest artists to win a Grammy, her continued success keeps blowing us away! Her anxiously awaited album, “Happier Than Ever” just came out recently, and we have to say, fans are crazy happy right now. We’ve got the down-low on all the details that we couldn’t just keep to ourselves!

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The superstar’s 16-track sophomore studio album further proves her spot at the top of stardom. In her new album, written by Eilish and her brother and producer, Finneas O’Connell, she reflects on how stardom has affected her. She sings about the struggles of celebrity pressures and judgment, of course with a meaningful twist on it, in true Billie fashion. In an interview with NPR, Billie said, ” I really felt that I did the best that I possibly could have done with a second album: I didn’t stay exactly doing the same thing, but I also didn’t change into something else, I grew. I thought that that was really good. It was when I started releasing music from the album, putting out singles, that suddenly I was like, “Wait.”

“Happier Than Ever” was set out to be a “very timeless record,” pulling inspiration from jazz singers like Julie London and Frank Sinatra. She also experiments with Latin tunes, jazzy bass sounds, and trip-hop. When asked what specifically the song, “Happier Than Ever” is about, Billie responded to NPR saying, “Do you ever want to say something to somebody for a really long time? You don’t really know what you want to say or how to say it — and then maybe you have a conversation with somebody else… and you figure out what it is you’ve been trying to say for this entire period of time? That’s how it felt… Everything involved in this song felt like how it feels when you finally find the words for something.”