On January 13 2015, Billboard revealed that Michael Keaton’ son, Sean Douglas, worked on Ghosttown, one of the songs to be featured on Madonna’s Rebel Heart album. The songwriter said that the track was written in three days, after Madonna had personally requested some studio time.
“Madonna liked ‘Talk Dirty,’ actually, and so they put me and [co-writers] Jason Evigan and Evan Bogart in with her and we had this great session. I was incredibly nervous for obvious reasons, but she showed up, was super personable and was ready to work. I basically checked it off my life bucket list.”
Douglas is a successful pop songwriter whose credits include Top 40 hits for Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato and Fifth Harmony, among many others.
Ghost Town-among one of the best Rock Ballads of the 21st Century and here to sing it is Madonna!
A standout track from the “Rebel Heart” album. And a reminder that Madonna doesn’t just rule the dancefloor — her mastery of the “pop ballad” is at least as supreme! But speaking of the dancefloor — another standout track from the “RH” recording sessions that tragically DID NOT make the final cut — “Back That Up To The Beat” — is having its due as a chart topper in 2023! Better late than never!