Billie Eilish Announces Disney+ Concert Film ‘Happier Than Ever’
Disney+ has announced a Billie Eilish concert special Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles will hit the streaming service globally in September.
The cinematic concert experience filmed at the Hollywood Bowl features Eilish performing all 16 songs in sequential from her forthcoming album Happier Than Ever paying homage to her hometown of Los Angeles. Joining her on stage is her Grammy-winning songwriting and producer brother Finneas O’Connell, Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo and the Los Angeles Children’s Choir.
“Disney is incredibly iconic, so to collaborate on something like this is a huge honor,” Eilish said. “To be able to present my album in this way and dedicate it to the city that I love and grew up in is so exciting to me. I hope you love it.”
The film directed by Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids) and Oscar-winner Patrick Osborne includes animated elements “taking viewers on a dreamlike journey through Billie’s hometown of Los Angeles and its most iconic backdrops,” according to a Disney+ statement.
“We are all huge admirers of Billie and Finneas here in our household. They are such impressive, world-class talents that it’s a real honor to work with them on this film,” Rodriguez said. “The way the narrative story and animated pieces weave through her incredible concert performance makes this a spectacular event that is truly unique.”
The album which drops July 30 has already topped the Top 40 in the Billboard 200 chart for all five singles released. The 19-year-old’s critically acclaimed debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards along with five other Grammys. Eilish has since gone on to accumulate more Grammy Awards for her singles “Everything I Wanted” and “No Time To Die” for a total of seven.
Watch the official teaser below for the special premiering on September 3.