It was released to radio stations on March 13,as the album's second single. Madonna had listened to Douglas' previous works and had requested studio time with him.
Together with the other songwriters, they wrote "Ghosttown" in three days. A pop balladthe song was inspired by the imagery of a destroyed city after armageddonand how the survivors carry on with their lives, with love being the only thing they can hold onto. An uplifting track, "Ghosttown" features an organ and drums in its instrumentation, with minor vocoder effects on Madonna's vocals. The song received positive response from critics, who commended Madonna's vocal delivery, the lyrics, and Billboard's production; they also compared it to Madonna's earlier ballads.
In the United States, the song became Madonna's 36th entry on the Adult Contemporary chart, as well as her 45th number-one Grand Canyon Sunrise - Paul Winter - Wolf Eyes on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart, surpassing country singer George Strait as the artist with most number-one songs on an active Billboard chart. The main theme behind the video was "an apocalyptic situation Snookeroo - Ringo Starr - Goodnight Vienna the end of the world", showing the singer and Howard as sole survivors in a destroyed city.
Madonna liked Jason Derulo 's single " Talk Dirty " which was co-written by Evigan and Douglas, and hence she decided to collaborate with them. Douglas recalled that they ended up having a "great session", saying "I was incredibly nervous for obvious reasons, but she showed up, was super personable and was ready to work.
I basically checked it off my life bucket list. We all get into a room together. They start playing their chords and Ghosttown (Grand Journal Studio Mix) (Bonus Track) - Madonna - Living For Love – The Performances Ep we just start thinking about When I write with people, we always try to come up with a theme.
What do we want to write about? So this one is about the city after armageddon. The burnt out city, the crumbling buildings, the smoke that's still lingering after the fire. You know what I mean? There's only a few people left. How do we pick up the pieces and go on from here? Kind of dramatic. But not entirely impossible at this stage of the game And we'll all be in our version of a 'Ghosttown' or in a version of a 'Ghosttown', and at the end of the day, all we're going to have left is each other.
So that's really what that song is about. While discussing the song's theme with French radio Europe 1Madonna spoke about the intolerance going around the world, especially in France whom she believed to have lost its ability to accept people of all race and color. Adding that the level of intolerance and antisemitism was increasing all-throughout Europe, Madonna said that "Ghosttown" ' s apocalyptic theme was a foreshadow of the destruction of humanity, should the intolerance continue.
On December 17,a total of 13 songs from the recording sessions were leaked. Ultimately they decided to release the finished songs. When ordered, six tracks were automatically downloaded, including "Ghosttown". Madonna added that she "would prefer [her] fans to hear completed versions of some of the songs instead of the incomplete tracks that are circulating.
Thematically, introspection was also listed as one of the foundational themes prevalent in Rebel Heartwith genuine statements of careerist and personal reflections of Madonna and her "obsessive self-regard". Madonna reverses the concept of "loss of love" with her romantic idealization, according to Matthew Harden from Samesame. We'll be two souls in a 'Ghosttown'. The song's composition Clitboys - We Dont Play The Game And Detour Demo "uplifting and euphoric" in nature,  far-reaching with a number of melodic effects generated by electronic music.
A cinematic visualization with the track is accomplished by different chord progressions, making the whole song sound compact. According to Idolator"RedTop completely deconstructs 'Ghosttown' and turns it into something you might hear in a post-apocalyptic piano bar.
It's sad and depressing yet defiantly groovy. Andrews explained that the music video of "Ghosttown" was how he had imagined it, "two Havin Fun - Moonstomp - They Never See in a dark place with destruction all around them, but they have each other".
Hence he wanted the verse to represent the reality of the situation and the chorus would represent their view of the world because of their love. The non-dance remix was approved by Madonna and was another exclusive release to her Tidal account. Upon release, the track was met with critical acclaim. Hugh McIntyre from Forbes considered One 4 Me (Album Version Main Mix) - Barrington Levy - One 4 Me as a favorite from the album.
Singing with a tremulous tonality, her voice hangs in uncluttered space, the Pick A Poison - Various - Veganz Want Beef Volume 1 positioning her as the dark-glowing, guiding light. A brilliant, desperate and rousing anthem. Bradley Stern from MuuMuse felt that since "Ghosttown" was a previous unheard track not present among the leaks, it was the most surprising.
With the ample presence of melodies, Stern reminisced that one of the major complaints about Madonna's past few studio albums was a lack of memorable lyrics, which was dissipated with "Ghosttown".
The chorus is beautiful, atmospheric and haunting". For a writer from Q"Ghosttown" displayed a "wonderful finality", while striking a tentative note. Following the release of the song as a pre-order, "Ghosttown" charted in a number of nations.
Following the album's release, the song again entered the chart at number In the United States, "Ghosttown" was promoted to the adult contemporary radio formats by regular radio plays on iHeartMedia owned stations. It debuted at number 21 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart making it her 36th entry, starting from her single " Borderline ". Madonna ranks fourth on the list of artists with the most entries on the chart, preceded by Elton John 43Celine Dion 41 and Rod Stewart According to Billboardthe song also bubbled under the main Adult Pop Songs chart, aided by iHeart radio play.
She created a leather greatcoat with a billowing cape, from designer label Chrome Ghosttown (Grand Journal Studio Mix) (Bonus Track) - Madonna - Living For Love – The Performances Ep, considering the Agua Bendita - Various - Puro Ritmo silhouette of the video. Laurie Lynn Stark, co-owner of Chrome Hearts spoke about working with Madonna on the video, with whom they had previously collaborated on photoshoots.
The latter told them about her inspiration and concepts for the designs, and Stark's Помню Я - Леонид Серебренников - Лирические Песни И Романсы put together the leather pieces and jacket structures, and finalized on buttons and cross patches. Rest of the ensemble included leather, metallic combinations, green silk vest from A.
Vandevorst, and cotton clothing from Greg Lauren. It perfectly represented the vibe that we wanted to bring to the video. She contacted a designer in New York who said that he developed such pieces for fetish fashion. Following the completion of the shooting, Madonna posted blurry images from the video set, and on April 3,she announced that the video would be released the next week. The clip showed Madonna in a black, leather outfit, running through a bleak, destroyed area, the scene interspersed with religious symbols like an immaculate heart as well as animal carcasses.
Stuart Dredge from The Guardian felt that Ghosttown (Grand Journal Studio Mix) (Bonus Track) - Madonna - Living For Love – The Performances Ep "[Madonna] is now one of the 16 co-owners of streaming music service Tidal, which is planning to use similarly-exclusive video premieres to promote itself," the release of the "Ghosttown" music video on Meerkat was perplexing.
The clip starts with an announcement on television that nuclear activities has destroyed cities like LondonParisNew York Cityand Los Angeles. It then cuts to a room where Ghosttown (Grand Journal Studio Mix) (Bonus Track) - Madonna - Living For Love – The Performances Ep lies in her bed watching the news about the nuclear explosion.
As the song starts, a visibly distressed Madonna walks to her dressing table. She sits down and kisses a framed photograph of her mother, while looking at herself. She drapes a cape around her, picks up a rod and a hat, and goes out of her house as the chorus of "Ghosttown" starts.
Madonna is seen in what appears to be a post-apocalyptic destroyed city, where there are no signs of life and posters of the Rebel Heart album are shown burning.
She looks around What Better Said - k.d. lang - Invincible Summer walks carefully among the destruction, while twirling around the cape. Outside, Madonna rummages debris, tries to make a phone-call from a payphonegets frustrated, and starts smashing objects in front of her with the rod. Her actions catches the attention of a man, played by Howard. He picks up his sniper rifle to shoot at the object of disturbance, but seeing Madonna through the lens, runs after her.
They meet each other at a destroyed building Ghosttown (Grand Journal Studio Mix) (Bonus Track) - Madonna - Living For Love – The Performances Ep both of them notice each other and circle around with weapons in their hand. They come close and instead of attacking they throw away the weapons, embrace each other and engage in a dance-routine. After they complete their dance, and the song ends, the couple notice a little boy watching them from the destroyed building.
The video ends with the couple leaving the city with the little boy hand-in-hand together with a large dog, and a panorama of the destruction. Jason Lipshutz from Billboard described the video as a "fitting soundtrack" to the choreographed dance between Madonna and Howard, and complimented the last scene.
The video was reviewed by four critics from Idolator website. However, Mike Wass from Idolator negative critiqued the video, calling it a "ham-fisted embarrassment complete with lame special effects, an unnecessary celebrity appearance and the most awkward dance scene of all time. He criticized the overall execution of the clip, saying that "In another director's hands like, say, M's friend and frequent collaborator Steven Klein'Ghosttown' might have been more than just ridiculous, glorified ruin porn, but at least there are no zombies.
She performed an edited version of "Living for Love", as well as "Ghostown" for the first time. She a wore a black Marc Jacobs dress and boots while performing the songs.
She performed an edited version of "Living for Love" and "Ghosttown". She knelt down at one point during the song, and arose to sing the final chorus. Stern gave a positive feedback in MuuMuse, saying that "Madonna delivered yet another stirring performance of the post-apocalyptic tune. In fact, it was likely her best to date, from the outfit choice to the raw, emotional vocal delivery. She was accompanied by singer-songwriter Taylor Swift onstage, who played guitar.
The video showed DeGeneres added by computer graphics beside Madonna and Swift, playing violin. She accidentally rips out Madonna's hair with her violin, and at the end Madonna smashes the instrument by taking it from DeGeneres, and moves away with Swift. However, on the September 19,stop at New York City 's Barclays CenterMadonna announced that she would perform the song but it was unrehearsed.
So, if I make mistakes, will you forgive me? According to Robbie Daw from Idolator the performance received positive response frpm the audience. Personnel adapted from Madonna's official website. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A second sample of "Ghosttown" featuring the chorus with lyrics "When it all falls down, when it all falls down. Broadcast Music Incorporated. Retrieved April 7,