Opinion | Billie Eilish's new album 'Happier Than Ever' proves the 'whisper singer' critics wrong

In her sophomore effort, the pop star makes something meaningful out of her struggles with fame, judgement and criticism.

7/31/2021 11:14:00 PM

Opinion | Sarah John: In her sophomore album, Billie Eilish makes something meaningful out of her struggles with fame, judgement and criticism. - NBCNewsTHINK

In her sophomore effort, the pop star makes something meaningful out of her struggles with fame, judgement and criticism.

with her song “Ocean Eyes,” Eilish has been known for being vocal around body positivity. Her choices to wear baggy clothes to reduce focus on her body have drawn both praise and criticism. Her dyed green-and-black hair has evoked similar responses. Eilish, in turn, has said being in the spotlight is a no-win situation and that women should just be themselves.

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Inher recent British Vogue cover story— which dominated the Twittersphere for days after its release — she decided to exchange her hair colors for blonde and her loose clothing for a corset. She explained in the story that she knew this would draw criticism, (as it did; she was quickly accused of

“selling out”) but that she did it anyway because women shouldn’t be chained to any style of dress.In her new album, the singer makes something meaningful out of her struggles with fame, judgement and criticism. Eilish paints a picture of the freedom that comes from just saying screw it, a sentiment she expresses more colorfully by ending the title track “Happier Than Ever” with “Just f---ing leave me alone.” headtopics.com

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