Review: Is Billie Eilish's New Album HAPPIER THAN EVER Kid-Appropriate?

Billie Eilish's sophomore album HAPPIER THAN EVER is out now, and so is our full album review! Is it kid-friendly?

To start off, HAPPIER THAN EVER tones up language. Her first album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, contains very little swearing, but of the sixteen tracks on HAPPIER THAN EVER, five are marked as explicit. The word "f--k" is present on the songs "Happier Than Ever" and "I Didn't Change My Number". "S--t" is on "Lost Cause" and "NDA". "B--ch" is on "OverHeated".

"Not My Responsiblity" is a track that carries a positive message of being yourself and dressing in the way that you please. While it is not marked as explicit, it does contain the term "slut" in the context of "Am I my stomach? My hips? / The body I was born with / Is it not what you wanted? / If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman / If I shed the layers, I'm a slut".

The album closes with "Male Fantasy", a soft song criticizing the entertainment industry for being heavily biased towards the male gender. It contains a suggestive reference to the ill representation of woman in adult entertainment: "Home alone / Trying not to eat / Distract myself with pornography / I hate the way she looks at me / I can't stand the dialogue / She would never be / That satisfied, it's a male fantasy /I'm going back to therapy".

Crystal Music Ratings has assigned the 13 rating to Billie Eilish's HAPPIER THAN EVER. For more information including album specifics, please visit our music ratings page.