This is something epic, nobody was expecting.
Celine Dion is back, and this time on the Deadpool 2 soundtrack with “Ashes”
The video starts like a normal movie-esque track, but ends up with some Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool interpretive dancing…(for more context on the song/concept, see below)
Just over two decades ago, a big effects-laden movie from Fox destroyed box office records and helped Celine Dion shred the musical charts with “My Heart Will Go On,” a song that managed to teach entire new generations a deep and abiding hatred of the penny whistle. This week, apparently somebody, probably Ryan Reynolds, is hoping history repeats itself, as Deadpool, of all people, has managed to lure Dion back into English-language pop music with “Ashes.”
This needs a little context: You may not have heard Dion on the radio in a while, but that’s probably because you don’t speak French. Dion’s last English album was in 2014, although she’s been fairly steadily turning out hit singles for Canadian and French charts. The song “Ashes,” which is indeed on the Deadpool 2 soundtrack, is legit adult contemporary ballad all the way, and the video, at first, is pretty much every possible adult contemporary video cliche, empty theater, spotlights, and a ballet dancer filling in while the artist wildly gesticulates. The only difference is who’s doing the heavy lifting with that dancing, namely our man Deadpool, who we discover is using his healing factor to do ballet in heels.