Billie Eilish's Disney+ film oozes with artistry to bring her second album to life
Los Angeles, California – Billie Eilish headed to the Hollywood Bowl to perform her new album Happier Than Ever from top to bottom, for the first time ever.
The latest creative endeavor by Billie Eilish comes in the form of a Disney+ concert experience simply titled, Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles.
Given that Eilish is a Los Angeles native, the title for the film, and the location it was shot – the iconic Hollywood Bowl – make perfect sense.
Though her album dropped on July 30, the 19-year-old had yet to perform her album in its entirety – and what better way to capitalize on such a moment than with the media mogul that is Disney.
The concert film not only gives viewers an insider's perspective of how the album might look when performed live, it also allowed Eilish the creative freedom to explore the sights and sounds of the city.
With visual and audio effects, such as colored lights, laser beams, textured vocals, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra, fans are certainly "happier than ever" with what the star has created.
Bringing the album to life
The film starts off in an animated format.
Eilish slides into an old, James Bond-like classic convertible, which happens to conveniently be playing the first song of the album, Getting Older, on the radio.
As she brings to life each of her performances in the film, it becomes increasingly visible how much the music means to the pop star, and how much she's grown as an artist and a human with real emotions and struggles – just like any other person.
It's one thing to hear the studio version of an album like Happier Than Ever, and a whole other experience seeing it performed live – or as close to it as possible – especially with a musician like Eilish.
With such a strong stage presence and the ability to further personalize her own songs when performing them onstage, there's something heartwarming and euphoric about watching Eilish's vision come to life before your eyes.
The inclusion of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra, joined by the same choir Eilish grew up singing in, makes it quite the "cute little full-circle moment" for the young and wildly successful talent.
Hearing Halley's Comet backed by a full-blown orchestra is sure to give anyone goosebumps in the best way possible, and Eilish's dreamy vocals are melodic enough to put you into a calm trance.
Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles only scratches the surface of what Eilish can do with the album during a live show, and we can't wait to see that experience down the road.
Cover photo: Collage: Screenshot / Instagram / billieeilish