Lady Gaga is back!!!
While the Chromatica Ball is about to get underway this summer, Gaga looks like she’s already moving ahead to her next musical era, announcing her new single “Hold My Hand” from the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack.
“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,” Gaga wrote in a post announcing the single on Instagram. “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 underwood 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.”
Wow, Gaga, this sounds like one important song!
She also thanked the people who helped bring the song to life. “I’m so grateful to Tom and Hans and Joe for this opportunity (referring to star Tom Cruise, composer Hans Zimmer, and director Joseph Kosinski) – and it’s been a beautiful experience working with them.” She of course also mentioned Ben Rice and Bloodpop, who produced the track.
“This song is a love letter to the world during and after a very hard time,” Gaga continued. “I’ve wanted you to hear it for so long. And I’m so excited to give it to you on May 3.”
She even teased the song’s lyrics, giving us the lines: “But if you decide to/I’ll ride in this life with you/I won’t let go till the end.”
Remember, Gaga has already been twice nominated for the Oscar for Best Original Song! Once for “Til It Happens to You” from the documentary The Hunting Ground, and then when she won for “Shallow” from A Star Is Born. Could this song nab Gaga her second Oscar?
This is truly a great time for music by queer women. Not only is Gaga releasing a new song, but Zolita released the bop “I F***ing Love You” today, and Angel Olsen released the title track to her new album, “Big Time.” Muna also has a new song “Kind of Girl” out tomorrow, and Hayley Kiyoko is releasing her new single “For the Girls” on May 20. Additionaly, Kehlani will be releasing a new album in just three days! Gay girls keep winning!
As if that's not enough, legendary lesbian duo Tegan and Sara are releasing their first single in years, "Fucking Up What Matters." The song and video will be out tomorrow.