Billie Eilish won big at the 2024 Golden Globes, taking home the prestigious Best Song award for her latest track, ‘What Was I Made For?,’ featured in the soundtrack of the highly anticipated Barbie film. The song, unveiled in July, has not only been loved by audiences but also secured a nomination for Best Original Song at the upcoming 2024 Oscars.
Facing tough competition, Eilish’s winning track triumphed over fellow Barbie soundscapes, including Dua Lipa‘s ‘Dance The Night’ and Ryan Gosling‘s ‘I’m Just Ken,’ as well as offerings from musical heavyweights such as Bruce Springsteen and Lenny Kravitz.
This recent accolade adds to the growing list of honors for ‘What Was I Made For?,’ which also snagged the Chairman’s Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival this week. In her acceptance speech, Eilish candidly shared the personal struggles that fueled the creation of the award-winning song.
“I would really like to say that this award and any recognition that this song gets, I just want to dedicate to anyone who experiences hopelessness, the feeling of existential dread and feeling like, what’s the point, why am I here and why am I doing this?” remarked Eilish emotionally.
The singer acknowledged the universal nature of such emotions, highlighting, “I think we all feel like that occasionally, but I think if somebody like me, with the amount of privilege that I have and the incredible things that I get to do and be and how I have really not wanted to be here … sorry to be dark, damn, but I’ve spent a lot of time feeling that way.”
Reflecting on ‘What Was I Made For?,’ Eilish shared her belief that the song showcases one of her “best vocal performances I’ve ever given.”