“Keep My Hand” took flight Friday when Lady Gaga shared the music video for the model new single for the long-anticipated “Excessive Gun” sequel.
The Oscar- and Grammy Award-winner’s music was written for “Excessive Gun: Maverick,” an enterprise that “Excessive Gun” star Tom Cruise talked about this week grew to turn into the “heartbeat” of the model new Paramount Photographs film.
In an attempt to re-create the rock ’n’ roll magic of “Take My Breath Away” and “Hazard Zone” from Tony Scott’s 1986 fundamental — launched the yr Gaga was born — the video pulls imagery from “Excessive Gun” along with “Maverick.” Mother Monster isn’t any U.S. Navy fighter pilot, nonetheless the theatrical performer embraces the place throughout the video and is unquestionably costumed for it in aviators and a bomber jacket whereas belting out the lyrics in and spherical an airplane hangar.
“So cry tonight / Nonetheless don’t you let go of my hand / You’ll have the ability to cry every last tear / I acquired’t depart ’til I understand / Promise you’ll merely keep my hand / Keep my hand,” she sings, sitting beneath jets, rolling onto a wing and having fun with piano on a runway.
The one — produced by Gaga, longtime collaborator BloodPop and Benjamin Rice — was launched by Interscope Information earlier this week and is a slow-building ballad about love, loyalty and perseverance. “Excessive Gun: Maverick” director Joe Kosinski moreover directed the music video.
The film mannequin of “Keep My Hand” choices further manufacturing and ranking by Harold Faltermeyer and Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer.
The model new single marks Gaga’s return to writing and producing genuine music for a film after 2018’s “A Star Is Born” soundtrack. Her work in that musical film, by which she moreover starred, earned her an Oscar and two Grammys, amongst totally different accolades.
“After I wrote this music for Excessive Gun: Maverick, I didn’t even perceive the a lot of layers it spanned all through the film’s coronary coronary heart, my very personal psyche, and the character of the world we’ve been dwelling in,” Lady Gaga tweeted in late April. “I’ve been engaged on it for years, perfecting it, trying to make it ours. I wanted to make music proper right into a music the place we share our deep have to every be understood and try and understand each other — a longing to be shut as soon as we actually really feel so far-off and a functionality to have enjoyable life’s heroes.”
All through a Wednesday look on “The Late Late Present,” Cruise heaped reward on Gaga, calling her “unimaginable” and “extraordinary.”
“She’s not merely on the soundtrack. She really helped to compose the ranking and it was unimaginable,” Cruise talked about. (The feeling was mutual, apparently, as a result of the the actor moreover attended a Gaga current in Las Vegas on Sunday and he or she thanked him for it on Instagram.)
Cruise knowledgeable “Late Late Current” host James Corden that Gaga launched “Keep My Hand” to him and composer Hans Zimmer as soon as they’ve been struggling to find a correct match.
“Clearly making the soundtrack and the music in every movie is important and this one was very express,” Cruise talked about, together with: “There was solely a sound and one factor we’ve got been trying to find and it merely, it wasn’t correct. She provided her music to us and it merely opened up all the movie. She’s very good.
“And it merely opened these doorways to the emotional core of the film that we had,” he added. “Points merely obtained right here collectively in such a ravishing technique. Her music that she’d written merely fell correct in and have turn into, really, the underlying ranking and the heartbeat of our film. She’s very good. She’s an actress, a jazz singer, pop singer, I suggest her experience is solely boundless. So that you simply’ll love the music on this movie.
“Excessive Gun: Maverick” occurs about 30 years after the distinctive and as well as stars Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Lewis Pullman, Val Kilmer and Ed Harris. It hits theaters on May 27.