Ryan Gosling places out 3 new remixes of ‘I am Simply Ken’


As if there wasn’t already Kenough of the Barbie-themed advertisements and merch over the summer time, prepare for “Now That’s What I Name Ken-mas!”

That’s proper, Ryan Gosling and “Barbie” composer-pop whisperer Mark Ronson have teamed up as soon as once more to launch a Christmas-themed model of one of many film’s hit songs, “I’m Simply Ken.

The music solutions the query: “What if Ken was extra dedicated to seasonal Yuletide sounds than film musical allusions?” One query it doesn’t reply is “Why?”

The repurposed monitor features a barely totally different vocal efficiency from Gosling — who nonetheless impacts the toxic-masculinity tone of the unique composition — and myriad bells, a timpani or two, and a cascade of stringed devices for that Christmas really feel.

“Do you assume it’s too Christmas?” the “La La Land” star asks a sweet cane-wielding Ronson in a room jam-packed with vacation decorations and cookies. It’s the official music video for “I’m Simply Ken — Merry Kristmas Barbie.”

Gosling then wonders aloud, “There’s only a fear if we do an excessive amount of Christmas nobody’s going to observe it after the twenty sixth.” He’s shortly reassured that that received’t be the case and proceeds to put down the monitor, however not earlier than throwing on Ken’s signature shades — as a result of “the world can have Ken’s voice, however solely Barbie can have his eyes.”

Not a fan of Christmas music? Truthful sufficient. Effectively, perhaps strive the upbeat new disco model of the music.

“Can you are feeling Kenergy?” Gosling’s backup vocalists sing within the ‘70s-inspired reimagining of the tune. This take has shades of Dua Lipa’s “Barbie” disco anthem “Dance the Evening,” which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Scorching 100. Aptly titled “I’m Simply Ken — Purple Disco Machine Remix,” the monitor consists of funky guitar riffs, beeping synths and all of the drama of any good disco jam.

However wait — there’s extra.

For the sensiKens of the world, Ronson and Gosling additionally put out an acoustic model of the music. In some way extra emotionally susceptible than the unique recording, “I’m Simply Ken — In My Emotions Acoustic” employs acoustic guitars, a much bigger string part, an entire lot of echoing vocals and extra dramatic Kenergy than all the theater departments at UCLA and USC mixed.

The unique movie model of “I’m Simply Ken” turned a shock hit amid the success of the billion-dollar “Barbie” field workplace run. The one peaked at No.87 on the Billboard Scorching 100 in August.


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