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.
— billie eilish (@billieeilish) July 13, 2023