Wednesday, June 12, 2024

No Singles on Billie Eilish’s Raunchy, Rocking New Album of Just 10 Tracks, “Hit Me Hard and Soft,” (Listen)


Billie Eilish’s Hit Me Hard and Soft is notable for many things including this: not so much whisper singing.

Billie, 22, is starting to belt it out. The album is raunchy, rocking, and resplendent, but it’s also just a very slim 10 tracks.

Eilish said there were no singles being released from “Hit Me,” and now we see why. Off the bat, this is not a Top 40 friendly collection.

The pop starlet is finally giving her side of the story on the issues of love and sex. It may surprise some fans. And the fans’ mothers.

“Hit Me” is brave, and could only be done by a singer whose fame is unassailable at this point. Two Oscars, many Grammys? She can sing about whatever she wants!

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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