Are you ready to hear Lady Gaga’s vocals on the new Top Gun soundtrack? The pop star just announced “Hold My Hand,” her first single in more than two years.
The single was made for the upcoming Tom Cruise movie Top Gun: Maverick. Gaga took to social media to tease the soon-to-be-released song. “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,” she captioned the cover art on Instagram Wednesday.
“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.” Gaga added that she was grateful for the opportunity, and that the song is “a love letter to the world during and after a very hard time.”
Produced by Gaga, BloodPop, and Benjamin Rice “Hold My Hand” drops May 3. According to Entertainment Weekly, “Hold My Hand” mirrors the original Top Gun song “Take My Breath Away.”