63. Get Together (2006)
I give thanks and praise for the production and songwriting skills of Stuart Price and his work on Confessions on a Dancefloor and the singles released from it. I give thanks and praise for the lightness and joy he brings to this album, a welcome relief from the heavy-handedness that has dogged many of Madonna’s releases from the previous decade, particularly the deceptively named Ray of Light album.
Get Together is another lovely club track. The video is animated, but no in the cutesy style previous Madonna animations have used.
Madonna’s likeness is based on actual live footage of her, and it has a totally different feel to her usual video style. She seems much looser and happier. And even though her hair is still styled in the official Confessions-era ’70s disco chick style, there’s a slightly uncontrolled feeling to her dancing, like she’s actually just having a good night out at a disco, rather than being a pop star making a music video.
Surrounding Madonna are futuristic cityscapes, with coloured lights bending around this world. It makes me think that this is the sort of video that Madonna would have preferred to have made for the singles off her first album, if only money (and indeed technology) had reached that far.