Everyone’s favourite pop star, Billie Eilish, has spoken about her love for her hometown, Los Angeles, ahead of the release of her new concert movie Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles.
Dubbed a “cinematic concert experience”, the forthcoming project will premiere on Disney+ and is set for release on September 3. It is intended as a promotion for her smash-hit sophomore record, Happier Than Ever.
Strangely, the film will be directed by Robert Rodriguez of From Dusk Till Dawn and the Mexico Trilogy fame. It will be co-produced by Oscar-winner, Patrick Osborne. The experience will see Eilish performing the entirety of Happier Than Ever, from start to finish at the iconic Hollywood Bowl. Special guests included Finneas, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, the Los Angeles Philharmonic (conducted by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel) and the Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo.
Speaking to Good Morning America yesterday (August 25), Eilish said that the film’s plot will “tell a story” about her latest album. Regarding her hometown, Eilish told Good Morning America that the city “formed me, it made me who I am and gave me the opportunities that I got. I don’t think I’d have any of the same anything if it wasn’t for my hometown”. She also maintained that “I owed Los Angeles some love.”
Happier Than Ever was released back in July to widespread critical acclaim. A more subdued and confessional album than her debut, Eilish showed herself to be maturing as an artist. Somewhat philosophical, it explored numerous styles and genres, marking her out as one of the most exciting acts on the planet right now.
Eilish will embark on a mammoth UK tour in June 2022. She has announced Jessie Reyez, Jungle, Arlo Parks and Girl In Red as her support acts.
Watch the interview, below.