“Hold My Hand,” a new song by Lady Gaga, will be featured in the next Tom Cruise film Top Gun: Maverick. Gaga sings about being there for someone without a doubt in the uplifting, anthemic track: “But if you decide to, I’ll ride in this life with you/I won’t let go ’til the end.”
Hold My Hand is a rock song with violins and guitar licks that harken back to the power ballads of the 1980s, produced by Gaga and BloodPop with additional production by Benjamin Rice. Following the film’s CinemaCon showing in Las Vegas, the song, which plays over the end credits, has already generated discussion as a likely best original song contender for Gaga.
After releasing her new tune from the highly anticipated Top Gun: Maverick, Lady Gaga stated she feels “fortunate to sing, compose songs, produce, and perform. “Following the victory of the A Star Is Born soundtrack in 2018 – which awarded her both a Bafta and an Academy Award – Gaga returns to composing and producing with Hold My Hand.
“This song is a love letter to the globe during and after a really difficult moment,” she continued. I’ve been waiting for you to hear it for a long time.”
The song is Gaga’s first since her final collaboration with Tony Bennett, Love for Sale. It’s also her first return to film soundtracks since earning an Academy Award for “Shallow” from A Star Is Born, which she co-wrote with Bradley Cooper.
Gaga also complimented Tom Cruise and Hans Zimmer, the composer. She mentioned, “I’m grateful to Tom, Hans, and Joe for this opportunity, and working with them has been a wonderful experience. BloodPop, Ben Rice, and the rest of the team are ecstatic to be able to share it with you.”
The long-awaited sequel to 1986’s “Top Gun” was supposed to hit theatres in 2019, but it was pushed back to “work out all the difficult flight sequences.” Due to the pandemic, it was once again postponed. Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, John Hamm, and Glen Powell are among the cast members. It will debut on May 27.