Lady Gaga at the
Lady Gaga at the "A Star is Born" film premiere in 2018. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9893990dz)

After years of anticipation, Top Gun: Maverick is only a few weeks away, and Lady Gaga got us really excited to see it in the theaters. The Oscar-winning songwriter dropped her new single “Hold My Hand”, which was recorded as part of the film’s soundtrack.

Lady Gaga called this song as “a love letter to the world during and after a very hard time” and described the process of writing it on social media.

“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,” wrote Gaga on Instagram.

She thanked the film’s leading man Tom Cruise, director Joseph Kosinski, and composer Hans Zimmer for the opportunity to work on this project. In addition to writing the theme song, Lady Gaga also wrote the music for this film alongside Zimmer and Harold Faltermeyer.

Top Gun: Maverick takes place over thirty years after the original movie, and follows Pete “Maverick” Mitchell as he trains a group of Top Gun graduates after dodging the advancement in rank. It will premiere on May 27 and stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer.