Wolfgang Van Halen and Foo Fighters‘ drummer Josh Freese have added their very own Kentributions alongside Slash to an ‘80s ballad on the brand new ‘Barbie’ soundtrack.

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You may not readily affiliate Barbie with the world of rock, however on one of many tracks from the soundtrack of the brand new movie, there’s a bunch of rock royalty. 

On the sentimental energy ballad ‘I’m Simply Ken’, sung by Hollywood star Ryan Gosling who performs the tune’s eponymous character within the movie, there’s quite a few notable options.

The observe doesn’t simply have Weapons N’ Roses guitar virtuoso Slash, but in addition Wolfgang Van Halen and newly-enlisted Foos drummer Josh Freese.

The observe was in truth one of many first songs written for the movie’s soundtrack, which additionally boasts options from the likes of Tame Impala to Billie Eilish, and has been produced by Mark Ronson.

Ronson wrote ‘I’m Simply Ken’, together with Andrew Wyatt, and in an interview spoke about how including the likes of Van Halen and Freese was wanted to carry the observe.

In a video launched by way of Warner Bros. previous to the continuing SAG-AFTRA strike, Ronson mentioned:

“By having all these actually nice musicians from Slash to Wolfgang Van Halen to Josh Freese on the drums play on [the track], [it] make[s] positive the music can also be as highly effective and as full and as wealthy as you’d have on an actual tune – to guarantee that there’s nothing about this tune that feels tongue-in-cheek.

“And primarily as a result of Ryan [Gosling’s] efficiency is so good that it deserves that mattress round it of some severe musicianship.”

For anybody wanting to listen to simply what that seems like throughout the context of the movie, they’ll get the prospect when ‘Barbie’ lands in cinemas tomorrow, July 21.