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Billie Eilish drops new track for Barbie, an intimate piece that touches on vulnerability, purpose, and life’s meaning

LOS ANGELES, USA — Oscar, Golden Globe, and multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning Billie Eilish released “What Was I Made For?” from the highly anticipated feature-length film Barbie (Darkroom/Interscope Records), written and directed by Greta Gerwig, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

“What Was I Made For?” from The Motion Picture Barbie was composed especially for Barbie by Billie Eilish alongside her brother FINNEAS who produced the track at his home studio in Los Angeles. The intimate and heart-rending track exists as the sonic background for pivotal scenes throughout the film, while beautifully and poignantly highlighting the film’s important message and sentiment. The track also comes with an official music video, directed by Billie. The video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, MTV Biggest Pop, and on the Paramount Times Square billboards. On making the song and music video, Billie  shared to her fans “To be real with you this all seemed to happen at a time when I really needed it. I’m so so thankful for that.” 

“What Was I Made For?” from The Motion Picture Barbie will also be released as part of “Barbie the Album,” the groundbreaking and star-studded musical companion to Barbie. The soundtrack was executive produced by Academy®, Golden Globe and 7X Grammy® Award-winning artist and producer Mark Ronson and Barbie Writer, Director and Executive Producer Greta Gerwig.


“Barbie the Album” is now available for pre-order here and arrives in stores and at all online retailers on Friday, July 21 in conjunction with the theatrical release of the feature film. For more information, visit barbiethealbum.com.

“What Was I Made For?” from The Motion Picture Barbie is out everywhere now.

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