Billie Eilish, the popular American singer-songwriter, has unveiled a music video for her latest single, “What Was I Made For?,” which serves as the soundtrack for the highly anticipated Barbie movie. The music video takes viewers on a journey into the enchanting world of Barbie, showcasing a more introspective side of the iconic doll.
Following in the footsteps of fellow artists such as Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, and Nicki Minaj, Eilish was chosen to contribute a song to the Barbie film. “What Was I Made For?” was released online on Thursday, the 13th, and has since gained significant attention from fans worldwide.
The single, with its melancholic undertones, adds a touch of intimacy to the movie’s soundtrack, which stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken, respectively. Eilish’s heartfelt lyrics, including lines like “I used to float, now I just fall” and “I think I forgot how to be happy,” resonate with the emotional depth of the film.
In the accompanying music video, Eilish herself is transformed into an older version of Barbie, reflecting her unique artistic style. The video depicts her alone at a table, meticulously arranging doll clothes that pay homage to her own fashion choices.
This collaboration with Barbie is not the first time Eilish has contributed to the soundtracks of major film productions. She gained widespread acclaim for her theme song, “No Time To Die,” featured in the latest James Bond film of the same name, released in 2021............ The track even earned Eilish an Oscar at the age of 20, winning the prestigious award for Best Original Song.
As anticipation builds for the Barbie movie, directed by Greta Gerwig, known for her critically acclaimed works “Little Women” and “Lady Bird,” fans eagerly await its release on Thursday, the 20th. Part of the film’s soundtrack has already been unveiled, featuring seven captivating tracks. Additionally, viewers can look forward to ten more original songs created specifically for this cinematic production.
Billie Eilish’s contribution to the Barbie movie soundtrack is yet another testament to her remarkable talent and versatility as an artist, solidifying her position as one of the most influential voices in the music industry today.