Billie Eilish drops 'ROMA'-influenced "When I Was Older"

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Billie Eilish Shares "When I Was Older" Inspired By 'Roma'

"Having access to the sounds used in the film proved to be invaluable to help us convey this".

It seems Billie Eilish likes to stay on trend. "Nothing about this song would exist without the film, which is exactly what we love about it".

Eilish has released a video called "When I Was Older (Music Inspired by the film ROMA)" a sparse and simply handsome auto-tuned piece that features Eilish's lovely voice. But Eilish has adopted the tiniest bits and pieces of the movie on the way to arriving at something that ends up far afield in every way but mood. Featuring various artists carefully hand-picked by Cuarón himself, every song from the forthcoming album was inspired by specific scenes and sounds from the Esperanto Filmoj and Participant Media produced ROMA, and will see its global release via Sony Music Masterworks.

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

Here's something weird! Billie Eilish is a 17-year-old pop singer with weirdo aspirations and with a massive online fanbase. Her breakthrough single "Ocean Eyes", which has garnered more than 173 million streams on Spotify, is written from the point of view of the person Eilish broke up with.

Again, Eilish's "When I Was Older" is influenced by 2018 drama, ROMA, which won multiple 2019 Golden Globe awards, including best foreign language film and best director of a motion picture. 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.

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