Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Billie Eilish Dropping New Album May 17th But No Advance Singles: “I wanna give it you all at once”


Billie Eilish will drop her new album on May 17th. That will be three weeks after Taylor Swift’s new album, which itself was spaced out from Beyonce’s latest release.

The album is called “Hit Me Hard and Soft.” No track titles yet — it’s early — and I doubt her Oscar winner “What Was I Made For” is included.

Maybe once Eilish’s album comes out we’ll get an announcement about another Universal Music Group whispering canary, Lana del Rey. She has a country album waiting for a launch. Maybe in twenty years all these ladies will appear in a “Golden Girls” reboot. Billie will make a great Sophia.

PS Why no singles? I think this is smart. Advance singles can be a blessing if they’re a hit. But if they’re not — witness recent releases by acts like Jennifer Lopez, Bon Jovi, and Zayn — they can be negative precursors.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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