Lady Gaga has announced “Hold My Hand,” a new song that she made for the new Tom Cruise movie Top Gun: Maverick. The single—out Tuesday, May 3—is produced by Gaga and BloodPop® and has additional production from Benjamin Rice. The version that appears in the movie has additional production and score music by Harold Faltermeyer and Hans Zimmer. Find the single artwork for “Hold My Hand” and a trailer for Top Gun: Maverick below.
On social media, Lady Gaga wrote:
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. 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. I’m so grateful to Tom and Hans and [director Joseph Kosinski] 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. And I’m so excited to give it to you on May 3. “Hold My Hand.”
🎶 But if you decide to
I’ll ride in this life with you
I won’t let go till the end 🎶