SINGLE REVIEW: Billie Eilish – When I Was Older

Following the cancellation of her Australian tour to finish working on her forthcoming debut album, Billie Eilish has dropped a new track for the Netflix film ‘Roma’. The ‘Inspired By’ soundtrack is a collection of tracks compiled by the director from a whole range of different artists. Teaming up with her long time collaborator and brother Finneas, Billie Eilish is one of these artist who has delivered their unique soundscape to this film. Using the line “When I was older, I was a sailor” from the film, they’ve turned this idea into a cinematic and dramatic piece which is so unique and different. The 4 minute track begins with voice synthesisers dominating the production value before adding a dark electronic beat. This sound gets bolder and heavier as the song grows and ends up creating it’s own mood. It’s very different but still compliments her earlier material with a co-existing dark flavour. It’s a track that will grow on you over time but will still only really impress her already supportive fanbase.