Ryan Gosling’s role as Ken in the hit movie “Barbie” spawned his own music album.
Along with collaborators Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, Gosling’s “Ken: The EP” includes not only his breakout song “I’m Just Ken” from the Grammy-nominated “Barbie” soundtrack, but also alternate versions of “I ‘m Just Ken” Just Ken (Merry Kristmas Barbie), “In My Feelings Acoustic” and “Purple Disco Machine Remix”.
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The holiday version of the tune also came with a performance video of Gosling, Ronson and company laying down the track in a studio dazzled with Christmas lights, after they talked about the possibility of creating a year-round classic that could also be celebrated at the holidays à la “Die Hard.” .
Ronson Previously teased The holiday version of the hit song from the movie “Barbie” is trending on social media.
“We first recorded this song in March 2022 at a studio in North London called Eastcote,” he wrote of the original song. “I had never met Ryan and I was in awe when he walked into this simple studio where the Clash had once recorded.”
He continued: “Let’s be real, I’ve been enjoying his work for many years – it’s a few times over, you know? We had a quick and awkward cup of ‘get to know you’ tea and headed to the control room.” … I knew I had two hours before he had to go back to an exhausting rehearsal on set, so I was already feeling against that … Well, it only took two or three hours of warm-ups for me to realize that it wasn’t just him that it was going to be Capable of handling the sound but it will far exceed anything Andrew and I could have hoped for.”
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Ronson explained that he was “yearning to view the song in a different context” and Gosling asked “that I go to ‘Full Ronson’ in the arrangement (which I took to mean 2007 Motown/Wall of Sound obsessed me).”
Along with its chart success, “I’m Just Ken” from “Barbie: The Album” is also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
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