Lady Gaga has announced her new single “Hold My Hand” from the upcoming major motion picture Top Gun: Maverick. Globally releasing on May 3 via Interscope Records, “Hold My Hand” was written for the motion picture and is featured throughout the film.
The single was produced by Lady Gaga and BloodPop, with additional production by Benjamin Rice. The motion picture version of “Hold My Hand” features additional production and score by Harold Faltermeyer and Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer.
“Hold My Hand” marks Gaga’s return to writing and producing original music for film, after the success of 2018’s A Star is Born soundtrack that earned Gaga an Academy Award, four Grammys, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and Critics’ Choice Award.
On Monday, Lady Gaga teased the single to fans through a Tweet with lyrics from the song: “Hold my hand everything will be ok I heard from the heavens that clouds have been grey.”
Set to hit theaters on May 27th, Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick visits Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) after more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators.
The star’s sixth studio album won her a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2021 and centered around ideas of healing and happiness in the context of mental health.
The new collection, which arrived on April 21 and be available exclusively at the Crunchyroll Store. It features specially-designed artwork from McFlyy and includes long and short-sleeved t-shirts, hoodies, joggers, and bucket hats with anime-inspired illustrations of Gaga on them. There is also be a beanie emblazoned with Chromatica in pink embroidery available to purchase.
A portion of the proceeds from the merch sales are being donated to the Born This Way Foundation, the non-profit organization that Gaga set up with her mother, Cynthia Germanotta. The group aims to support young people through mental health struggles and work with them to “empower them to create a kinder and braver world.”