Billie Eilish announced on 6th July that she will be dropping a song for the Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie starring, ’Barbie’ film.
‘What Was I Made For’ will be released on 13th July at 7am PT, Elish announced, alongside a photo of a hand-drawn Barbie doll logo below the song’s title.
In the all-caps post, she wrote: “AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! “What Was I Made For?” COMING OUT JULY 13TH AT 7AM PT. !!!!!!!! WE MADE THIS SONG FOR BARBIE AND IT MEANS THE ABSOLUTE WORRRRLLLD TO ME. THIS MOVIE IS GONNA CHANGE UR LIVES AND HOPEFULLY THE SONG WILL TOO. GET READY TO SOB @FINNEAS.”
‘Barbie’ movie will be released on the 21st of July. The tracklist was announced last month. However, two songs were not announced. One of them has turned out to be Eilish’s track. Artists featured in ‘Barbie: The Album‘ soundtrack include Eilish, Lizzo, Dua Lipa, Nicki Minaj, Ice Spice, Karol G, Charli XCX, PinkPantheress, Ava Max, Dominic Fike, Khalid, The Kid Laroi, Tame Impala, Gayle, Kali and Fifty Fifty.
Gosling has also joined in with an original song performed by his character, Ken. The title of the song surely reveals that Eilish continues with the Barbie theme.
The album’s tracklist (with a guess at the Eilish track’s placement) follows below:
Lizzo – Pink
Dua Lipa – Dance The Night
Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice – Barbie World (with Aqua)
Charli XCX – Speed Drive
Karol G – Watati (feat. Aldo Ranks)
Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For?
Tame Impala – Journey To The Real World
Ryan Gosling – I’m Just Ken
Dominic Fike – Hey Blondie
Haim – Home
The Kid Laroi – Forever & Again
Khalid – Silver Platter
PinkPantheress – Angel
Gayle – Butterflies
Ava Max – Choose Your Fighter
FIFTY FIFTY – Barbie Dreams (feat. Kali)
This live-action movie, will center around the Mattel-fashion doll but with a little twist! The movie’s IMDb reads-“A doll living in ‘Barbieland’ is expelled for not being perfect enough and sets off on an adventure in the real world.”
It will be interesting to see the direction Greta Gerwig would take considering how Barbie was criticized in the past. Margot Robbie initially stated in an interview that she’s aware that the Barbie character “comes with a lot of baggage. And a lot of nostalgic connections. But with that comes a lot of exciting ways to attack it.”