Lady Gaga Is Here to Hold Your Hand With New Top Gun: Maverick Song

Lady Gaga just released her latest track, “Hold My Hand” from the upcoming film, Top Gun: Maverick. Learn why it took her years to finish the song.

By Kelly Gilmore May 03, 2022 8:54 PMTags

This is your captain with an important message: Lady Gaga has dropped a new track.

The "Bad Romance" singer officially released her latest track, a power ballad called "Hold My Hand," on May 3. It'll feature in the upcoming film, Top Gun: Maverick, the highly anticipated sequel to the 1986 Tom Cruise flick Top Gun.

Lady Gaga reflected on the song's depth in an Instagram post shared April 27.

"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 shared.

And though it didn't take as long as the follow-up film did to get made, the song wasn't exactly speedy either, Gaga revealed.

"I've been working on it for years, perfecting it, trying to make it ours," she said. "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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The "Rain On Me" singer went on to share her gratitude for Tom, who stars in the film, composer Hans Zimmer and film director Joe Kosinski.

"It's been a beautiful experience working with them," Lady Gaga noted. "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."

Now with a new infectious song added to our playlists, we're eager for the film to touch down as well.

Top Gun: Maverick—which also stars Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris and Glen Powell—is set to hit theaters May 27.

According to the film's website, the plot will follow Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Cruise), one of the Navy's top aviators, as he trains an elite group of graduates for a high-stakes mission no living pilot has ever completed.

If the film is anything like Gaga's latest song, we're sure it will get all the applause, applause, applause.

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