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Pop star Lady Gaga releases ‘Hold My Hand’ from ‘Top Gun: Maverick’


Ahead of the release of the Tom Cruise-starrer action drama “Top Gun: Maverick,” Lady Gaga has released a new song titled “Hold My Hand” from the film, which is set to bow in theatres on May 27, reports ‘Variety’.  As per “Variety,” “Hold My Hand,” produced by Gaga and BloodPop, with additional production by Benjamin Rice, is a rock tune with violins and guitar licks that hark back to the power ballads of the 80s. The song, which plays over the end credits, has already stirred buzz as a possible best original song contender for Gaga following the film’s CinemaCon screening in Las Vegas.

In her Instagram post, Gaga expressed her feelings for the track and its journey, “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.”


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Gaga also thanked Tom Cruise and composer Hans Zimmer. She wrote, “I’m so grateful to Tom and Hans and Joe 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.” The film’s score is a collaboration of composers including Harold Faltermeyer and Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer. Lorne Balfe who worked on ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ also worked on the film’s score.

Meanwhile, Tom Cruise-starrer ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ blasted off at CinemaCon, where Paramount Pictures held the tentpole’s first public screening and generated rave first reactions. Journalists in attendance hailed the long-awaited “Top Gun” sequel as “the perfect blockbuster” and “terrific in every conceivable way,” reports ‘Variety’.

The film will screen at the Cannes Film Festival before Paramount releases it in theatres over Memorial Day weekend. Paramount Pictures president Brian Robbins introduced the CinemaCon screening of the film and said star Tom Cruise has earned his reputation as the most daring actor in Hollywood. Cruise was not in attendance but did send along a pre-recorded video in which he told the audience: “Please enjoy, and, hey, let’s try to have a great summer!” Several moments in the film had the audience cheering, and Paramount executives were thrilled with the way theatre owners were responding to the movie. Cruise reprises his role of test pilot Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, who is now put in charge of training a group of younger Top Gun graduates played by the likes of Miles Teller, Glen Powell and more. Teller stars as Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, a pilot trainee who is the son of Maverick’s late best friend Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw. Also starring in the film are Jennifer Connolly, Jon Hamm, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris and Val Kilmer, the latter of whom reprises his role of Tom “Iceman” Kazansky from the original movie.

Indo-Asian News Service


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