“I’ve never done anything like this before.” Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles – A Billie Eilish Concert Experience is streaming September 3 on DisneyPlus. with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl!
Directed by Robert Rodriguez and by Oscar-winner Patrick Osborne the special will also include animated elements, “taking viewers on a dreamlike journey through Billie’s hometown of Los Angeles and its most iconic backdrops,” according to the announcement.
Naturally, “Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles” features Billie’s brother and musical collaborator Finneas, along with the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and Brazilian guitarist, Romero Lubambo, with orchestra arrangements by David Campbell (who happens to be Los Angeles icon Beck’s dad). It was produced by Interscope Films and Darkroom Productions, in associate with Nexus Studios and Aron Levine Productions, with Kerry Asmussen as the Live Concert Director and Pablo Berron as Director of Photography.
“Disney is incredibly iconic, so to collaborate on something like this is a huge honor,” said artist Billie Eilish. “To be able to present my album in this way and dedicate it to the city that I love and grew up in is so exciting to me. I hope you love it.”
Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Branded Television said: “Billie’s musical evolution, coupled with her singular vision in crafting this special, establishes her as one of this generation’s premiere artists and storytellers. She delivers a concert experience like no other!”