Ryan Gosling Releases ‘Ken The EP’ Featuring A Surprise Festive Twist

By Erin G December 26, 2023

On December 20th, Ryan Gosling unveiled Ken The EP, showcasing a festive twist with a “Kristmas” rendition of the Grammy-nominated track, “I’m Just Ken.”

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Within the EP, listeners can enjoy a diverse range of renditions, including the spirited Christmas version of “I’m Just Ken” and two other renditions of the song that can only be described as soulful and groovy. These variations, along with the original soundtrack from the movie directed by Greta Gerwig, offer a vibrant collection of Ken’s musical journey.

Renowned producers Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, previously celebrated for their Oscar and Grammy-winning collaboration on “Shallow” from A Star is Born, joined forces with Gosling to breathe new life into Ken’s ballad. As soon as Ronson sent it over, Gosling promptly re-recorded the vocals, resulting in a delightful version just in time for the holiday season.

Accompanying the EP is a visually captivating music video of the Christmas song, featuring a live performance with a full band in a festive studio setting. In the video, Gosling humorously remarks, “The world can have Ken’s voice, but only Barbie can have his eyes.”

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The trio even addressed concerns about the song’s Christmassy feel in the video’s introduction. Gosling humorously wonders if the song is ‘too Christmas.’ We will let you be the judge of that, so make sure you go and give it a listen!

This unexpected holiday gem adds a delightful touch to Gosling’s repertoire, proving that sometimes, you have to create music just for the fun of it. Happy holidays, and may you enjoy this festive treat from Ryan Gosling and his collaborators!