In an interview with Rolling Stone to promote his own new album, Optimist, O’Connell revealed that he is “really excited” to start work on Eilish’s third album.
“We’ve got the net in the ocean, and we’re picking up detritus. And then you sift through all that, and you pick out the treasure, and then you have an album. I’m really excited. I think we’ve got a lot to say,” O’Connell said, when asked how far he and Eilish had made it into the creative process.
Eilish’s second album, Happier Than Ever, was released on July 30, 2021. NME magazine gave the album a 5-star review saying it “fully establishes Billie Eilish as one of her generation’s most significant pop artists.”