Billie Eilish's Third Album 'Hit Me Hard And Soft' Everything We Know So Far

13 May 2024, 17:34

Billie Eilish plays the Global Citizen's Power Our Planet: Live in Paris show
Billie Eilish has confirmed she's in the final stages of her new album. Picture: Getty

By Fong Chau

Is Billie Eilish dropping a new album? Yes, in May 2024 Billie Eilish's album 'Hit Me Hard And Soft' comes out - here is the latest news including release date, track list, tour dates and more.

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After confirming that “a whole album of new music” is on its way, Billie Eilish finally announced the release of her third studio album 'Hit Me Hard And Soft'. Who else is excited?!

The news comes after a whirlwind year for Billie; in 2023 she racked up more than 200 million streams for her single 'What Was I Made For,' headlined Reading and Leeds Festivals, and concluded her epic 2023 global tour.

It's hard to believe that Billie even had time to work on her next album, but the news was confirmed by the lady herself.

After billboards teasing her new era began popping up all over the world, Billie officially dropped a first look at her new music, then announced a release date and finally a tour!

So, when is Billie's third album coming out, what's it about what's on the tracklist? Here's everything we know so far.

Billie Eilish headlines Leeds Festival.
Billie Eilish headlining Leeds Festival. Picture: Alamy

What is the release date for Billie Eilish's new album?

Billie Eilish's new album called 'Hit Me Hard And Soft' is coming out on May 17th! She announced the news on Instagram with a very excited caption that read: “HIT ME HARD AND SOFT” MY THIRD ALBUMMMMMMMMMMMMM COMES OUT MAY 17THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHHHH

"so crazy to be writing this right now i’m nervyyyyy & exciteddd not doing singles i wanna give it to you all at once :PPP finneas and i truly could not be more proud of this album and we absolutely can’t wait for you to hear it. love you love you love you"

The two-time Oscar winner recently amassed over 19 million new followers on Instagram after what many are calling a publicity stunt. Fans were sure that it meant she was close to sharing something about new music with her followers, and they were right.

First she released a snippet of her new music onto her Instagram with the caption, "Ready?" and then came the official album announcement thirteen hours later.

What's on the tracklist for the new Billie Eilish album?

  • Skinny
  • Lunch
  • Chihiro
  • Birds Of A Feather
  • Wildflower
  • The Greatest
  • L'amour De Ma Vie
  • The Diner
  • Bittersuit
  • Blue

Billie finally announced the 'Hit Me Hard And Soft' album tracklist on her Instagram after Rolling Stones had leaked it before she was ready to share it. She teased three of these songs at a surprise gig she held at Coachella weekend one.

We can expect the blend of moody, emotive pop and stellar songwriting that has earned Billie seven Grammys, an Oscar and a fanbase of millions.

Billie Eilish has announced that she won't be releasing singles for her third album
Billie Eilish has announced that she won't be releasing singles for her third album. Picture: Getty

Her last single ‘What Was I Made For’ from the Barbie soundtrack won her an Oscar but it's not a song for her upcoming album.

Her last two albums, ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ and ‘Happier Than Ever’ included 14 and 16 songs respectively so since she's only announced 10 songs so far, Billie might surprise fans with a deluxe album and extra songs.

What is Billie Eilish's new album called?

Billie's third album is titled 'Hit Me Hard And Soft'. She teased the album's name days before revealing it, as she shared a snap of a new tattoo with fans on her private Instagram story.

Eagle-eyed fans spotted that the fresh ink read 'Hard & Soft" but at the time no one knew what it meant.

Will Billie Eilish go on tour in 2024?

Yes! She has announced her 'Hit Me Hard And Soft' tour which will begin in September 2024.

Mid 2023, Billie played Reading and Leeds festivals, but the last time she was in the UK for a solo tour was in June 2022, on her ‘Happier Than Ever’ tour where she played two sell-out shows at The O2.

Her tour announcement has confirmed that she's coming back to The O2 in the summer of 2025.

Billie Eilish and Finneas attend the Met Gala 2023

Has Billie Eilish’s brother worked on her new album?

Yeah! It comes as no surprise that Billie’s brother Finneas O'Connell (aka FINNEAS) - a long-time collaborator - has also worked on the new album.

Speaking to Vanity Fair in November 2022 Billie said: “We see each other all the time, and also now, we’re starting to make music again. We just started the process of making an album, which is really exciting.’

FINNEAS - who is a producer, songwriter and artist in his own right -  has also worked on Billie's last two albums so it’s no surprise that he will feature on the third.

Where are Billie Eilish's listening parties?

Billie is hosting listening parties in the US and UK for the release of 'Hit Me Hard And Soft'. In the UK two parties will be hosted at Coal Drops Yard Lightroom in Kings Cross on Thursday May 16th and Friday May 17th.

For US readers she is hosting two on your side too - on May 15th there is one at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, NY, and on May 16th there's one at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA.

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