Billie Eilish unveils gripping new track 'When I Was Older'

  • Billie Eilish unveils gripping new track 'When I Was Older'

Billie Eilish unveils gripping new track 'When I Was Older'

"When we were composing the song, we wanted to write from within the narrative of the movie and the scenes that struck us the most from it", the siblings reveal.

"The chorus has the ocean sounds overplayed on it", the duo added.

Eilish's voice has an eerily comforting effect in her new song.

Eilish is a little older. "Nothing about this song would exist without the film, which is exactly what we love about it". Written with her older brother and familiar collaborator Finneas O'Connell, the track will be featured on upcoming Music Inspired by ROMA. Alfonso Cuarón, 57-year-old Oscar-winning director of Gravity, Children of Men, and the highly celebrated new Netflix film Roma, is already having a great year, having won two Golden Globes on Sunday night.

As a teaser, "When I Was Older" is full of hopeful portent for the project.

From there, the song doesn't seem to be Pepe's story, or anyone else's - except for maybe Eilish's, as she sings, "Nobody lonely like I'm lonely, and I don't really know whether you'd really like it in the limelight" - a line spoken like a true newly minted star. Fast forward from her humble breakout, Billie's debut EP has since amassed more than 3.5 billion combined streams worldwide. It follows a domestic worker's journey in 1970s Mexico, and has been praised not just for its humanity, but also for the ways in which Cuarón captures both the era and the landscape of the film's namesake Mexican neighborhood. This is Cuarón's first project since the groundbreaking Gravity in 2013.