Following the release of her 13th Studio Album, Rebel Heart, Madonna has added another music video to the video collection by releasing Ghosttown. In the styles of gothic and destruction, Madonna has used these to create a gothical ingenuity, in which the whole world has fallen victim to a mass destruction, causing the lives of all those caught in it all to be lost. Clocking up to over 2,000,000+ views on YouTube in just the short space of a few days since it’s release, this could mean Madonna might just get lucky if this video surpasses the 10,000,000+ views mark on YouTube in the next few weeks.
Previously, Madonna took to Snapchat to release her first video off of Rebel Heart, Living for Love, which appeared on YouTube shortly after she made history with showing the video through the Snapchat app. Now, despite a small number of problems with the Meerkat app not showing the video due to unknown circumstances, considering that it is a new service, Madonna delighted all of us with the Ghosttown music video via YouTube.
In this video, Madonna has taken inspiration from Shakira, who is most famously known for a few of her notable records, such as She Wolf, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa), Can’t Remember to Forget You (feat. Rihanna) and La La La (Dare). In terms of inspiration, Madonna has styled her hair in a similar way that Shakira styled it, but in the video, Madonna appears to feel more relaxed, as well as creating an overall appearance that defines what the video, Ghosttown, is about.
Alongside her in Ghosttown comes the actor from the hit TV show, Empire, Terrence Howard. Throughout the rest of Ghosttown, notable elements show Terrence Howard lighting a fire, carrying what appears to be a highly dangerous type of sniper gun, as well as holding a young child’s hand in the same way that Madonna did at the end of the video.
After releasing her second single, Ghosttown, just days after releasing Rebel Heart, Madonna had made sure to record and release a video to go with the single, which has been doing quite well, considering the amount of AirPlay that Ghosttown has been getting from radio stations across the world.
The single cover has been designed to accommodate the town’s ghoulish appearance, with Madonna appearing to hold what looks like a sword, with some etched text on the sword.
In the video, the whole world has witnessed a mass destruction, which has brought the world to its knees, killing almost all of human life on Earth, with only 3 survivors left on the planet. The scenery of the video shows a lot of fires that have occurred, as well as the destroyed buildings that can be seen in the distance.
My thoughts on Ghosttown? This video is fantastic, as it shows more of a sensitive side to Madonna that some of us have seen, but not like in the way you would expect to see her. the overall appearance of the Ghosttown video has a similar, yet connected feel to Madonna’s 1998 record, Frozen. I think this because Ghosttown has a comfortable and relaxing approach which has quite easily given me and everyone else goosebumps.
There is now a possibility that Ghosttown could be Madonna’s 45th Number 1, after she performed “Bitch I’m Madonna” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. I was taken by surprise when I saw the performance on YouTube, because the whole audience was clapping and cheering her on, though you can see why Rebel Heart has done well, so far, she’s sold over 500,000+ copies of her album, Rebel Heart, so far, which is fantastic. That’s not bad, because if it’s sold that many in just the first month of its release, then it’s definitely sure to go on to sell more than a million copies over the next few months. Like they say, give it as much time to blossom, and it will become something better in the process.
I think that with the way this album has gone, it’s certainly doing very well in the short time that it’s been released. Ghosttown is more than likely to boost album sales for Madonna, as well as the performance on Jimmy Fallon‘s Tonight Show.
I can see more of a sensitive side to Madonna more in this video than in Living for Love, because this video gives me more of a chance to feel relaxed and also feel comfortable at the same time. In this video, she shows more of her heart side than her rebel side. When Madonna was being interviewed by someone at a certain stage just before or after Rebel Heart was released, she said that the album title: “Rebel Heart” was based in two parts, as the first part of the album would show the rebellious side to her personality, whereas the other side shows that sometimes, Madonna can be hurt, but really she is someone who has a heart deep down, it’s just that some people don’t see her that way.
My thoughts on this video? I honestly and genuinely think that this is a video that has been crafted to perfection, as Madonna has taken a lot of time to make sure that this video becomes what it is, and that the Ghosttown video becomes a reality.
In its full glory, here is Madonna’s latest and greatest video, Ghosttown, directed by Jonas Åkerlund.
(Make sure to change the quality of this video to 1080p for the full, high-definition experience).
Overall, I think that the Ghosttown video is Madonna’s best one yet, as she has decided to explore a different side to the album, as well as creating a video in a format that no-one else has ever used before, as she wanted this video to be worth something, and for it to also mean that no-one else can copy or even steal the ideas she used to make this video become what it is today.
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Fact: Jonas Åkerlund is best known for some of Madonna’s notable music videos, such as: “Ray of Light, Music, American Life, Jump & Celebration”. He has also worked with Madonna on putting together the tour footage for notable tours, such as: “I’m Going to Tell You a Secret”, “The Confessions Tour – Live from London (2006)” and “The Confessions Tour (2007)”.