Billie Eilish Unleashes New Song ‘When I Was Older (Inspired By Roma)’: Listen


If you have been moved by Roma, Alfonso Cuarón’s movie a couple of middle-class household's maid in Mexico City within the early 1970s, then you’ve got one thing in frequent with Billie Eilish. The 17-year-old has launched a brand new music referred to as “When I Was Older,” impressed by the film.

The haunting music opens with a lullaby-esque sound that evolves into an digital, uptempo rhythm as Eilish sings the somber lyrics. “When I used to be older/ I used to be a sailor on an open sea/ But now I'm underwater/ And my pores and skin is paler than it ought to ever be,” she sings.

Eilish mentioned that whereas composing and writing the music with older brother Finneas O’Connell, they saved Roma’s narrative and the scenes that struck them essentially the most in thoughts.

“When we have been composing the music, we needed to put in writing from throughout the narrative of the film and the scenes that struck us essentially the most from it,” the siblings mentioned in a joint assertion. “Having entry to the sounds used within the movie proved to be invaluable to assist us convey this.”

They additional defined that even the sounds that passed off within the movie are laced throughout the music. “Lines like ‘recollections burn like a forest hearth’ are accompanied by the sounds of the bushes burning within the woods outdoors the home. The refrain, has the ocean sounds overplayed on it. We have been additionally in a position to take appears like the coed protest shouts and Borras barking and switch them into rhythmic percussive parts to assist drive the music,” the pair mentioned.

The music will seem on the album Music Inspired By Roma, to be launched by Sony Music Masterworks. The album will function numerous artists that have been hand-picked by Cuarón, with the entire songs pulling from particular scenes and sounds from the movie. There is not any set launch date for the album but.

In their assertion concerning the music, Eilish and O'Connell added, “Nothing about this music would exist with out the movie, which is strictly what we love about it.”

Stream the brand new music beneath.