Lady Gaga has shared a new song called ‘Hold My Hand’, taken from the upcoming film Top Gun: Maverick. The track was produced by Gaga and BloodPop®, with additional production from Benjamin Rice. The version that appears in the movie features additional production and score by Harold Faltermeyer and Hans Zimmer. Take a listen below.
“When I wrote this song for Top Gun: Maverick, I didn’t even realize the multiple layers it spanned across the film’s heart, my own psyche, and the nature of the world we’ve been living in,” Lady Gaga wrote on social media. “I’ve been working on it for years, perfecting it, trying to make it ours. I wanted to make music into a song where we share our deep need to both be understood and try to understand each other—a longing to be close when we feel so far away and an ability to celebrate life’s heroes. I’m so grateful to Tom and Hans and [director Joseph Kosinski] for this opportunity—and it’s been a beautiful experience working with them. Me, BloodPop, Ben Rice and everyone else who worked on it with us are so excited to share it with you. This song is a love letter to the world during and after a very hard time. I’ve wanted you to hear it for so long.”
Top Gun: Maverick is set to hit theaters on May 27. ‘Hold My Hand’ marks Gaga’s return to writing original music for film following the success of 2018’s A Star is Born, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Original Song for ‘Shallow’. Last month, Gaga performed ‘Love for Sale’ and ‘Do I Love You’, from her collaborative album with Tony Bennett, at the 2022 Grammys.