Lady Gaga released “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick. The song appears in the opening film on May 27, and it already looks like it could propel the star into the Oscars conversation.
listening to song here.
“Hold My Hand” is a soaring rock tune with violin and guitarist that harkens back to popular songs of the ’80s. The song, which plays on ending credits, created quite a stir as a potential top contender for Gaga’s original song after CinemaCon screened the film in Las Vegas. The song was produced by Gaga and BloodPop, with additional production by Benjamin Rice.
In the lead up to the release, GAGA aroused Lyrics, “Hold my hand everything will be fine, I heard from the sky that the clouds were gray.” She described the song as “a love letter to the world”. In a longer Instagram post, Gaga shared, “I didn’t even realize the multiple layers that ran through the heart of the movie, my psyche, and the nature of the world we lived in. I’ve been working on it for years, perfecting it, trying to make it our own. I wanted to turn the music into a song where We share our deep need to understand and try to understand each other – a longing to be close when we feel so far away and the ability to celebrate life’s heroes.”
Gaga also thanked Tom Cruise and composer Hans Zimmer. She wrote, “I am so grateful to Tom, Hans, and Joe for this opportunity – and it was a wonderful experience working with them. Me, BloodPop, Ben Rice, and everyone who has worked with us are so excited to share it with you.”
The result of the film is a collaboration between composers including Harold Faltermeyer and Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer. Lorne Balfe, who worked on Mission Impossible: Fallout, worked on the film’s score as well.
Gaga won her first Oscar in 2019 for “Shallow” from the movie A Star is Born, which she wrote alongside co-creators Mark Ronson, Andrew White, and Anthony Rosomado.