When Celine Dion announced that she was releasing a new song this week, I assumed it would be for her next album. But I was wrong. Instead, the Canadian songbird contributes a soaring ballad called “Ashes” to the Deadpool 2 soundtrack. And it’s easily her best single since “Taking Chances.” Produced by Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” and Rita Ora’s “Your Song”), this song has the pop hooks and instantly memorable chorus that I’ve been waiting for from the legendary diva.
“I’ve been bending backwards till I’m broke, watching all these dreams go up in smoke,” Celine purrs, before pulling the vocal trigger on the chorus. “And when I pray to God all I ask is, can beauty come out of ashes?” It’s emotional and dramatic and very, very over the top. The latter quality is why it fits perfectly into the Deadpool universe. And the charred superhero dutifully appears in the hilarious video, delivering choreography — in high heels — and even a touch of romance. Watch below before it goes viral.