Lady Gaga is gearing up to release her Top Gun: Maverick theme song titled Hold My Hand. The new song is both written and recorded by Lady Gaga.
The song will be out on May 3rd. Its accompanying music video is expected to be released in a second moment, a few days later.
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. I’ve been working on it for years, perfecting it, trying to make it ours. pic.twitter.com/1GReWGW8Ql— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) April 27, 2022
Lady Gaga took to social media to announce the new exciting project. She stated,
“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. 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 Joe 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. And I’m so excited to give it to you on May 3. ‘Hold My Hand.’”
Top Gun: Maverick is the newest installment in the blockbuster Top Gun series, starring Hollywood elite Tom Cruise, who is reprising his role from the original film. The movie will feature a shortened cut of the song. The original Top Gun soundtrack spent five consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and spawned the legendary #1, and Oscar-winning hit "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin.
Hold My Hands's release follows the massive success of A Star Is Born's Shallow by Lady Gaga featuring her co-star Bradley Cooper, which won Lady Gaga her first Oscar award for Best Original Song. Hold My Hand is Lady Gaga's next venture in original music for a film and it is arriving in a massive way.
Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters on May 27, 2022. You can pre-save the song here.