Lady Gaga Teases Top Gun: Maverick Song As 'Love Letter to the World'

Lady Gaga Teases Top Gun: Maverick Song As ‘Love Letter to the World’

Lady Gaga took to social media to announce that her next song, a single in conjunction with the upcoming film Top Gun: Maverick, will release on May 3, 2022.

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In a tweet showcasing the cover art for the single, which is titled “Hold My Hand,” Gaga said that when she wrote the upcoming song for the film, she didn’t realize that the layers of the song would span “across the film’s heart, my own psyche, and the nature of the world we’ve been living in.”

Gaga went on to say that she’d been working on the song “for years,” and that she “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.”

She also thanked Tom Cruise, Hans Zimmer (who did the score for Top Gun: Maverick), and director Joseph Kosinski for the opportunity, and said that she considers the song “a love letter to the world.”

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Top Gun: Maverick is set in a world of drone technology and fifth-generation fighters, and explores the end of the era of dogfighting. Maverick is now a flight instructor, who takes Bradley Bradshaw, the son of Maverick’s late partner Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, under his wing.

Joining Cruise are Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Monica Barbaro, Danny Ramirez, Manny Jacinto, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Charles Parnell, Ed Harris, and more. Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Kosinski, who previously worked with Cruise in Oblivion, from a screenplay written by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, and Eric Warren Singer.


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