Composed by Madonnaand Rick Nowels for Madonna’s seventh studio album, Ray of Light. The song is about how free and empowering saying good-bye or ending a relationship can feel. The music video was filmed at Silvertop House in Los Angeles and on Malibu Beach, USA, with the scenes of the singer walking along the beach actually being shot whilst she was walking on a treadmill. Madonna’s lover in the video is played by Croatian actor Goran Višnjić, who was selected by the singer after she saw him in the film Welcome to Sarajevo. She described him as “the sexiest male working today”. The scenes showing Madonna walking alone on the beach were a homage to actress Joan Crawford in the 1946 film Humoresque.
As well as being a talented music artist, Madonna is also a philanthropist through her Ray of Light charity. Find out more here: http://www.rayoflight.org.