Barbie: The Album will be one star-studded affair, and Billie Eilish is the latest artist to throw her hat into the ring. Shortly after announcing she’ll be featured on this soundtrack, the Grammy-winning star dropped a self-directed visual for her new song “What Was I Made For?”
Eilish gave us a major nostalgia overload with a retro yellow dress and a stylish blonde ponytail, but clear Barbie references weren’t the only intriguing aspect of this video. The singer also reflected on some of her past eras by hanging doll-sized replicas of her iconic past looks on a tiny rack, before rain and wind repeatedly knocked it down.
Eilish was going through a writing block before Greta Gerwig showed her a short snippet from Barbie because she wanted her to write a song for the soundtrack. She once again joined forces with her brother and frequent collaborator Finneas O’Connell and ended up pouring her own emotions into a song that was initially only meant to reflect Barbie’s journey.
Even before Eilish’s amazing contribution, Barbie: The Album was shaping up to be the soundtrack of the summer. It will hit the shelves on July 21 and feature music from such A-list stars as Dua Lipa, Ava Max, Charli XCX, Fifty Fifty, Ice Spice, Karol G, Lizzo, and Nicki Minaj.