Lady Gaga has contributed a new song called “Hold My Hand” to Top Gun: Maverick, the long-delayed sequel to the 1986 action classic. Ahead of the film’s May 27th release, “Hold My Hand” is streaming in full.
Update – May 6th: Gaga has now shared the official music video for “Hold My Hand,” helmed by Maverick director Joseph Kosinski. Check it out 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,” Gaga wrote on Instagram last week to tease the song. “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.”
The singer continued: “I’m so grateful to Tom and Hans [Zimmer, composer] and Joe [Kosinski, director] 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.”