Grammy-winning singer Billie Eilish has released her track “What Was I Made For?” for the highly-anticipated Greta Gerwig film, Barbie. Produced by her brother FINNEAS in his home studio in Los Angeles, the melancholic yet addicting melody conveys a message of becoming aware of our place in this world. On the surface, the lyrics and production juxtapose the bright and lively aesthetic of Barbie Land but truly connect to the depth of the film.
This isn’t the first time Eilish has been featured on a big film soundtrack. In 2020, she released the theme song “No Time To Die” for the James Bond film of the same name. This went on to snag the alt-singer her first Academy Award for Best Original Song. The music video, which was directed by Eilish herself, showcases the singer in a vintage Barbie costume organizing miniature versions of her past iconic outfits. The video debuted on MTV Live, MTVU, MTV Biggest Pop, as well as the Paramount Times Square billboards.
“What Was I Made For?” [From The Motion Picture “Barbie”] will be released as part of the complete Barbie soundtrack. Executive produced by Mark Ronson, the score is now available for pre-order and arrives in stores on Friday, July 21.
Watch the “What Was I Made For?” music video below.