Lady Gaga has debuted her new single “Hold My Hand”, the opening song for “Top Gun: Maverick”, with the official music video dropping on Friday.
“So cry tonight/But don’t you let go of my hand,” she sings in the song’s soaring chorus. “You can cry every last tear/I won’t leave ’til I understand/Promise me, just hold my hand.”
Gaga had teased the song last week, sharing a snippet on her Instagram account.
“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,” she wrote.
Adding, “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… 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.”
Gaga will release “Hold My Hand” on May 3 ahead of the “Top Gun: Maverick” premiere on May 27. The songstress teased the song earlier this week, tweeting lyrics from the new track.
“Hold my hand everything will be ok I heard from the heavens that clouds have been grey,” she tweeted on Monday night.
Hold my hand everything will be ok I heard from the heavens that clouds have been grey
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) April 26, 2022
She followed up the next day with: “Pull me close wrap me in your aching arms I see that you’re hurtin.’”
Pull me close wrap me in your aching arms I see that you’re hurtin’
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) April 27, 2022
Gaga then shared a brief snippet of the song, giving fans a brief 10-second taste of her upcoming single.
“Top: Gun Maverick” welcomes back Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer to the franchise. It also stars Miles Tenner, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm and Glen Powell, among others.