Qobuz Store wallpaper
Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Billie Eilish|Happier Than Ever (Explicit)

Happier Than Ever (Explicit)

Billie Eilish

Available in
logo Hi-Res
24-Bit 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

It goes without saying that this second album was hotly anticipated. Having shot to international superstardom with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and having already taken five Grammy AwardsBillie Eilish has flipped the script without changing the fundamentals. Her tortured dark pop has evolved with the ironically-titled Happier Than Ever"Almost none of the songs on this album are joyful", she points out. Take the cover, where she poses as Our Lady of Sorrows, this gifted but tearful icon chooses to clothe yesterday's sorrows in soft and voluptuous pop sounds. Where the last album was all about nightmarish fiction, this more intimate work takes a realist turn. Very eclectic musically, sometimes vintage, sometimes futuristic, its sixteen tracks rack up one surprise after another: Billie is never where you expect her to be.

The sequences are carefully worked-out. Eilish oscillates between slow tempos (Getting OlderBillie bossa nova) and haunting EDM beats on Oxytocin – the hormone of love – or minimalist sounds (as on OverHeated), making for an amazing mix of genres. Thus, among Grimes-like syncopated choruses (GOLDWING), autotuned R'N'B (NDA) in the style of 070 Shake, folk ballads (Halley's Comet) and spartan soundscapes (Not My Responsibility), she manages to slip in the guitar-vocals number "Your Power", an emotional peak on which she speaks about suffering abuse. Accompanied by her brother, Finneas O'Connell, an enjoying a slick production job, Billie Eilish has created a masterful record which she hoped would prove timeless. That ambition is easy to understand when she mentions Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Julie London as influences. "It was the most enriching and deepest experience I have ever had with my music," she says. Fortunately, at just 19, there are likely to be many more. © Charlotte Saintoin / Qobuz

More info

Happier Than Ever (Explicit)

Billie Eilish

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 70 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 70 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
Getting Older
00:04:04

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Cuayo, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - FINNEAS, Producer, Engineer, Piano, Vocal Arranger, Bass, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billie Eilish, Vocals, Vocal Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Finneas O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Billie Eilish O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Eli Heisler, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Darkroom/Interscope Records

2
I Didn't Change My Number
00:02:38

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Cuayo, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - FINNEAS, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arranger, Bass, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billie Eilish, Vocals, Vocal Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Finneas O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Billie Eilish O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Eli Heisler, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Darkroom/Interscope Records

3
Billie Bossa Nova
00:03:16

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Cuayo, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - FINNEAS, Producer, Engineer, Electric Guitar, Piano, Vocal Arranger, Bass, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billie Eilish, Vocals, Vocal Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Finneas O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Billie Eilish O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Eli Heisler, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Darkroom/Interscope Records

4
my future
00:03:30

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Cuayo, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - John Greenham, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - FINNEAS, Producer - Billie Eilish, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Finneas O'Connell, Engineer, Electric Guitar, Synth Bass, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, Electric Bass, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Billie Eilish O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Eli Heisler, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Darkroom/Interscope Records

5
Oxytocin
00:03:30

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Cuayo, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - FINNEAS, Producer, Engineer, Percussion, Vocal Arranger, Bass, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billie Eilish, Vocals, Vocal Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Finneas O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Billie Eilish O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Eli Heisler, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Darkroom/Interscope Records

6
GOLDWING
00:02:31

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Cuayo, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - FINNEAS, Producer, Engineer, Percussion, Vocal Arranger, Synth Bass, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billie Eilish, Vocals, Vocal Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Finneas O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Billie Eilish O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Eli Heisler, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Darkroom/Interscope Records

7
Lost Cause
00:03:32

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Cuayo, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - FINNEAS, Producer, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocal Arranger, Synth Bass, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billie Eilish, Vocals, Vocal Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Finneas O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Billie Eilish O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Eli Heisler, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Darkroom/Interscope Records

8
Halley's Comet
00:03:54

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Cuayo, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - FINNEAS, Producer, Engineer, Electric Guitar, Piano, Vocal Arranger, Bass, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billie Eilish, Vocals, Vocal Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Finneas O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Billie Eilish O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Eli Heisler, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Darkroom/Interscope Records

9
Not My Responsibility
00:03:47

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Cuayo, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - FINNEAS, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arranger, Bass, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billie Eilish, Vocals, Vocal Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Finneas O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Billie Eilish O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Eli Heisler, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Darkroom/Interscope Records

10
OverHeated
00:03:34

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Cuayo, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - FINNEAS, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arranger, Bass, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billie Eilish, Vocals, Vocal Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Finneas O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Billie Eilish O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Eli Heisler, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Darkroom/Interscope Records

11
Everybody Dies
00:03:26

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Cuayo, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - FINNEAS, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arranger, Bass, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, Mellotron, Rhodes , AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billie Eilish, Vocals, Vocal Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Finneas O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Billie Eilish O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Eli Heisler, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Darkroom/Interscope Records

12
Your Power
00:04:05

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Cuayo, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - FINNEAS, Producer, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocal Arranger, Synth Bass, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billie Eilish, Vocals, Vocal Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Finneas O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Billie Eilish O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Eli Heisler, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Darkroom/Interscope Records

13
NDA
00:03:15

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Cuayo, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - FINNEAS, Producer, Engineer, Percussion, Vocal Arranger, Synth Bass, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billie Eilish, Vocals, Vocal Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Finneas O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Billie Eilish O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Eli Heisler, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Darkroom/Interscope Records

14
Therefore I Am
00:02:53

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Cuayo, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - FINNEAS, Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Billie Eilish, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Finneas O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Billie Eilish O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Eli Heisler, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Darkroom/Interscope Records

15
Happier Than Ever
00:04:58

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Cuayo, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - FINNEAS, Producer, Engineer, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Programmer, Vocal Arranger, Bass, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, Nylon-String Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billie Eilish, Vocals, Vocal Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Finneas O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Billie Eilish O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Eli Heisler, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Darkroom/Interscope Records

16
Male Fantasy
00:03:14

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Casey Cuayo, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - FINNEAS, Producer, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocal Arranger, Synthesizer, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Billie Eilish, Vocals, Vocal Engineer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Finneas O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Billie Eilish O'Connell, ComposerLyricist - Eli Heisler, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Darkroom/Interscope Records

Album Description

It goes without saying that this second album was hotly anticipated. Having shot to international superstardom with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and having already taken five Grammy AwardsBillie Eilish has flipped the script without changing the fundamentals. Her tortured dark pop has evolved with the ironically-titled Happier Than Ever"Almost none of the songs on this album are joyful", she points out. Take the cover, where she poses as Our Lady of Sorrows, this gifted but tearful icon chooses to clothe yesterday's sorrows in soft and voluptuous pop sounds. Where the last album was all about nightmarish fiction, this more intimate work takes a realist turn. Very eclectic musically, sometimes vintage, sometimes futuristic, its sixteen tracks rack up one surprise after another: Billie is never where you expect her to be.

The sequences are carefully worked-out. Eilish oscillates between slow tempos (Getting OlderBillie bossa nova) and haunting EDM beats on Oxytocin – the hormone of love – or minimalist sounds (as on OverHeated), making for an amazing mix of genres. Thus, among Grimes-like syncopated choruses (GOLDWING), autotuned R'N'B (NDA) in the style of 070 Shake, folk ballads (Halley's Comet) and spartan soundscapes (Not My Responsibility), she manages to slip in the guitar-vocals number "Your Power", an emotional peak on which she speaks about suffering abuse. Accompanied by her brother, Finneas O'Connell, an enjoying a slick production job, Billie Eilish has created a masterful record which she hoped would prove timeless. That ambition is easy to understand when she mentions Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Julie London as influences. "It was the most enriching and deepest experience I have ever had with my music," she says. Fortunately, at just 19, there are likely to be many more. © Charlotte Saintoin / Qobuz

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

Abba Gold Anniversary Edition

ABBA

Super Trouper

ABBA

Arrival

ABBA

Arrival ABBA

The Essential Collection

ABBA

More on Qobuz
By Billie Eilish

No Time To Die

Billie Eilish

No Time To Die Billie Eilish

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Billie Eilish

dont smile at me

Billie Eilish

dont smile at me Billie Eilish

Happier Than Ever

Billie Eilish

Happier Than Ever Billie Eilish

everything i wanted

Billie Eilish

everything i wanted Billie Eilish

Playlists

You may also like...

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows

Damon Albarn

My Universe

Coldplay

My Universe Coldplay

WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

Billie Eilish

Terra Firma

Tash Sultana

Terra Firma Tash Sultana

I Don’t Live Here Anymore

The War On Drugs

I Don’t Live Here Anymore The War On Drugs
In your panoramas...
The Black Keys in 10 Songs

From 2001, The Black Keys have been reminding the world about the real roots of the Blues, cutting away all the frills and unnecessary solos. Their music has always been untamed, abrupt and minimalist. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney developed this unique style over the course of two decades, without once selling their souls to the devil at a Mississippi crossroads. Here are ten songs to prove it.

40 Years of Post-punk in 10 Albums

In the twilight of the ’70s, as the shrapnel of the punk explosion was still settling, the movement was already inspiring new groups. As New Wave unfurled, the post-punk movement represented a tortured, even radical turn. From pioneers Joy Division and The Fall to current bands Shame and Fontaines D.C., here’s a close-up on the landmark albums that electrified the entire music world and continue to fascinate the rock’n’roll underground.

Trip Hop in 10 Albums

At the dawn of the ’90s, the trip hop wave overtook the UK with an electronica sound influenced by Jamaican music and hip hop beats. With their chloroformed rhythms and heavy ambience, Massive Attack, Portishead, Tricky, Morcheeba and several other outfits invented a kind of dark, futuristic and often cinematic soul music. Here’s a spotlight on 10 albums from a genre with blurred sonic borders but a definitive musical influence.

In the news...