Billie Eilish Releases “Barbie” Soundtrack Song “What Was I Made For?”

Barbie: The Album is shaping up to be the soundtrack of the summer, and Billie Eilish just gave us one of its best songs. The reflective music video for “What Was I Made For?” is here, and it sees the singer looking back at some of her past eras, while also paying homage to our favorite doll.

The self-directed visual sees Eilish sitting at a lone desk in a yellow button-up dress and a chic ponytail inspired by Barbie herself. She spends most of the video trying to hang doll-sized versions of her iconic outfits on a rack, but wind and rain are constantly disrupting her peace.

Eilish revealed she was facing a writing block before Greta Gerwig approached her and Finneas O’Connell to write a song for the Barbie soundtrack. She was purely inspired by the character and her feelings, only to realize that the lyrics perfectly encapsulated her own emotional state.

“We were really in a zone of feeling like we lost it and feeling like, man, I don’t know if we can do this anymore. Barbie and Greta just pulled it out of me, I don’t know. Those first couple lyrics, ‘I used to float, now I just fall down,’ just came right out,” she told Zane Lowe.

“What Was I Made For?” will be featured on Barbie: The Album, set to come out on July 21 along with the film.