“What was I made for?” »: the song that “saved” Billie Eilish

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This Sunday, January 7, Billie Eilish received the Golden Globe for best film song for her participation in the Barbie soundtrack. The singer of “What was I made for?” » said that writing the hit “saved” her.

And two! After winning the Golden Globe for best original song in 2022 with “No Time To Die”, a song from the film from the “James Bond” series, Billie Eilish won the title again for this 2024 edition which was held on Sunday January 7.

With “What Was I Made For?” », the singer sent a feminist message, but not only that. The lyrics of the title directly refer to depression, an illness that has already plagued the singer: “ I used to float, now I only fall. I used to know, but I’m not sure now “.

A pathological alteration that the writing of “What was I made For?” » was eclipsed, according to Billie Eilish’s very optimistic speech during her trophy presentation: “ It’s been exactly a year since we watched ”Barbie,” and I was very, very, very miserable and depressed at that time. And writing this song kind of saved me a little bit “.

This is not the first time that the singer has dared to open up about her troubles. In 2020, the artist, then aged 18, confided on the channel CBS having experienced depression because of his sudden notoriety: “ I don’t want to be a downer but I honestly thought I wouldn’t make it to 17. I was so unhappy last year “.

A true outlet, music has allowed Billie Eilish to heal herself at least partially from the ailments that torment her. His speech at the Golden Globes ceremony brings hope for healing. It is also a safe bet that his next album, scheduled for 2024, will evoke the troubles of which the interpreter of “Bad Guy” was the victim.


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