Ghosttown (A Paul Andrews Reconstruction) – Madonna
Recorded March 2015.
I'm so honored and thankful that I was given the opportunity to do a mix of this song. I think it's one of Madonna's best songs, falling in line with her other classics. And, as of this post, Madonna has made history on the Billboard charts with “Ghosttown” giving her the most Number 1s ever by an act on a singular chart.
I was approached to do a mix of "Ghosttown" because of my "Living For Love" mix. When discussing the idea for the mix, I explained that I heard the song in an orchestral setting. I was told to go with what I felt, be creative and to “do what you do.” That was all I needed to hear!
The lyric of “Ghosttown” created a story for me. In fact, the video that was made for the song was very close to what I had envisioned. I wanted the music to set the mood: two people in a dark place with destruction all around them, but they have each other. The verse would represent the reality of the situation and the chorus (a euphoric dance) would represent their view of the world through their love.
Madonna approved my mix. Being able to say that means so much to me. I know I took a chance by doing a non-dance version, but I believed that Madonna would appreciate my creativity.
It's fitting that this entire experience follows the themes of Madonna's new album: listen to your heart; be a rebel. #rebelheart
Thank you for listening!