Billie Eilish channels a classic Barbie doll in her new self-directed music movie for the piano ballad “What Was I Made For?,” one particular of the final tracklist additions to the new “Barbie” motion picture soundtrack.
The emotional song been given a imagined-provoking visible treatment that sees Eilish dressed as a polished and pensive doll. When seated at a school desk, Eilish digs by way of a Barbie wardrobe box and tediously preps a assortment of Barbie outfits — replicas of her personal appears to be all through the years — on to a mini garments hanger.
As the video goes on, Eilish’s reflections are disrupted by rain, wind and earthquakes that in the end depart her with no alternative but to frantically stuff the mini wardrobe again in its box and exit.
“I applied to float/ Now I just drop down/ I applied to know, but I’m not certain now/ What I was manufactured for,” Eilish sings around light piano keys.
In an Instagram caption posted just minutes after the video’s premiere, Eilish explained director Greta Gerwig presented her and her brother Finneas with unfinished “Barbie” film scenes in January and which is when the concept for “What Was I Produced For?” arrived to life.
“We had nooooo thought what to be expecting at ALLL… we have been so deeeeeply moved.. that the following working day we were being composing and COULDNT shut up about it lolll andddddddddd ended up creating just about the full song that night. to be serious with you this all appeared to take place in a time when i actually required it. i’m so so thankful for that,” she said in the Thursday post. “This video will make me cryyyyy.. it implies so a great deal to me and i hope it will signify just as a great deal to you. don’t have significantly to say other than that, i imagine it will communicate for itself.”
The pair of musical siblings spoke about their contribution to the “Barbie” soundtrack with Wide range at the movie’s premiere in Los Angeles. They even more revealed it was the movie’s “touching” closing scenes that motivated the ballad.
“Throughout the movie, there’s some actually relocating things. And then toward the end there is a few of scenes — there’s one particular scene in particular that truly experienced me and Finneas just… choked up truly, really choked up,” Eilish claimed. “I resonated a large amount with it in my individual stupid means, and I don’t know it is truly fantastic and that’s all I can say. It is genuinely great.”