For a certain generation of young women, Margot Robbie is the version of Barbie they will always remember. And that makes sense; Barbie is the highest-grossing movie of the year and a cultural phenomenon. But we simply can’t forget Ken. Without Ryan Gosling as poor, lovestruck, confused Ken, Barbie wouldn’t be half as memorable as it is. And this holiday season, Gosling and composers Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt are bringing Ken fans a special treat.
Ken The EP has been released, featuring the unforgettable song “I’m Just Ken” which sums up Ken’s woes to a tee, along with a few remixes and a special Christmas edition which they have also dropped a new music video for. Is it silly? Of course it is, but it’s also a smart marketing strategy as Barbie makes a big awards season push. That fans of the movie, and Gosling in particular, will love it is just cinnamon on the egg nog.
You know how some people are obsessed with Christmas music and listen to it all year ’round? Well, get ready for those people to have the soothing sounds of Ryan Gosling blasting in their car, while they’re wrapping presents, and while you’re there trying to enjoy Christmas dinner.
You can get Ken the EP here now, and check out the music video below.