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Everything We Know About Billie Eilish's New Album ‘Hit Me Hard And Soft’

It’s out sooner than you think.

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You can add Billie Eilish to the long list of pop stars making their comebacks in 2024. The pop star has officially announced her long-awaited third studio album, Hit Me Hard And Soft. Arriving imminently in mid-May, the record will be released without any preceding singles, she confirmed on Instagram.

It’s been a short but frenzied road to Eilish’s new record, which sprung into action early April when mysterious billboards featuring lyrics like, “She’s the headlights I’m the deer,” “Did I Cross The Line,” and “I try to live in Black and White/ But I’m so blue,” were spotted across the U.K., and Los Angeles. Days after, she added all 100+ million of her Instagram followers to her Close Friends list on Instagram, stoking more speculation as she uploaded vague, but compelling, photos of hands and tattoos.

The singer dropped her last album, Happier Than Ever, in 2021 though she certainly hasn’t been a sitting duck in the interim. In March, she picked up her second Oscar for her wildly popular Barbie song “What Was I Made For?” Read on for everything we know about Eilish’s new album, Hit Me Hard And Soft, including its release date, tracklist, themes, and more.

What will Billie Eilish’s album be called?

Eilish’s third studio album will be titled Hit Me Hard And Soft. She previously teased the name in a Close Friends story on Instagram when she shared a photo of a tattoo that appeared to read “hard & soft.”

When will Billie Eilish’s album be released?

Hit Me Hard And Soft is out May 17, 2024. Pre-order it here.

The album cover of ‘Hit Me Hard And Soft.’

What songs will be on the album?

The album’s 10-song tracklist is still officially underwraps (though a leaked version is circulating online).

Previously, fans recognized one of the teased billboard lyrics — “I try to live Black and White, but I’m so blue” — as a line from an old unreleased Eilish song called “True Blue,” spurring speculation that it’s on the new album. However, any confirmation will have to wait until the record’s official release as Eilish has announced she won’t be releasing any singles ahead of the album because “i wanna give it to you all at once,” she wrote on Instagram.

Who is she working with for the album?

No collaborators have been announced, but as with her previous records it’s extremely likely Hit Me Hard And Soft is another sole effort with her brother, FINNEAS. He’s the only other person tagged in Eilish’s Instagram post announcing the record (outside of the album’s photographer), and she writes that “finneas and i truly could not be more proud of this album.”

What are the themes of the album?

A press release offers a partial, if vague, explanation of the album’s title, Hit Me Hard And Soft, which it describes as a “diverse yet cohesive collection of songs” that hits you “hard and soft both lyrically and sonically while bending genres and defying trends along the way.”

Otherwise, Eilish has been mum regarding any details about what the album will be about, but given the content of her new lyrics, get ready for another gut-wrenching, angsty masterpiece.

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