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Billie Eilish Shares Self-Directed “What Was I Made For?” Video for “Barbie”

BILLIE EILISH has shared her contribution of her work on a highly anticipated film, “Barbie.” Her new song called, “What was I Made For?” which she also directed.

The star-studded Barbie soundtrack got another A-list addition. Her new track is a total departure from the galvanizing pop production of “Barbie World” by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice. Her haunting tune was previously teased in one of the Barbie trailers, but now it’s here in full version.

“we were so deeeeeply moved.. that the next day we were writing and COULDNT shut up about it lolll andddddddddd ended up writing almost the entire song that night,” Eilish wrote in an Twitter post following the video’s premiere. “to be real with you this all seemed to happen in a time when i really needed it. i’m so so thankful for that. this video makes me cryyyyy.. it means so much to me and i hope it will mean just as much to you. don’t have much to say other than that, i think it will speak for itself.”

In the video, Eilish—dolled up in ’50s fashion—The singer sits at a desk and unpacks doll-sized outfits from a Barbie box. She is struggling as the ground shakes and rain begins to pour. Eilish co-wrote “What Was I Made For?” with her brother, Finneas, who produced it at his home studio in Los Angeles.

Eilish is one of several big names on the soundtrack to Greta Gerwig’s take on the world of Mattel’s massively popular dolls. Dua Lipa, who plays a Barbie mermaid in the movie, contributed “Dance the Night,” with Gerwig making a cameo in the single’s music video.

Besides Eilish, Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice joined forces on “Barbie World,” which samples Aqua’s 1997 hit “Barbie Girl.” Charli XCX, Tame Impala, Lizzo, Haim, PinkPantheress, and more all appear elsewhere on the soundtrack. It arrives in full when “Barbie” hits theaters nationally on July 21.


Nobuhiro Hosoki
Nobuhiro Hosoki
Nobuhiro Hosoki grew up watching American films since he was a kid; he decided to go to the United States thanks to seeing the artistry of Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange.” After graduating from film school, he worked as an assistant director on TV Tokyo’s program called "Morning Satellite" at the New York branch office but he didn’t give up on his interest in cinema. He became a film reporter for via Yahoo Japan News. In that role, he writes news articles, picks out headliners for Yahoo News, as well as interviewing Hollywood film directors, actors, and producers working in the domestic circuit in the USA. He also does production interviews for Japanese distributors of American films and for in-theater on-sale programs. He is now the editor-in-chief of while continuing his work for Japan.


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