The world have a been a little strange following the 2016 presidential election, and with us inching closer to the inauguration, emotions are even higher. It is easy to let the anxiety, anger, and confusion take over us, but, for me, President Obama's farewell speech on Tuesday night offered a moment of hope at a time when hope seems very far-fetched. And making for another little moment of optimism, W Magazine released a video of celebrities singing "I Will Survive," as a lighthearted nod to the moments that are to come and an offering of hope that, yes, we can survive as we have before.
W gathered actors from some of the best films of the year and fromW's annual Best Performances portfolio, including Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, Dev Patel, Chris Pine, Hailee Steinfeld, Felicity Jones, Taraji P. Henson and many more familiar faces. Together they all sang along to Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," adding their own spin — sometimes dramatic, sometimes silly, but all with the message that it'll all be OK. Personally, my favorite part was when Matthew McConaughey got to recite "hey, hey" just before Henson took us there.
It's a small gesture, but these 90 seconds of fun are welcomed right now, and I will have this amazing song in my head all day. Win-win.