Lady Gaga Performs “Hold My Hand” at 2023 Academy Awards
American singer-songwriter Lady Gaga performed “Hold My Hand” at 2023 Academy Awards.
Before her performance, she told audience, “I wrote this song with my friend BloodPop for the film Top Gun: Maverick in my studio basement. It's deeply personal for me, and I think that we all need each other. We need a lot of love to walk through this life, and we all need a hero sometimes. There's heroes all around us, in unassuming places, but you might find that you can be your own hero even if you feel broken inside.”
She dedicated the song to late director Tony Scott, who directed the original “Top Gun” in 1986, and died in 2012 at aged 68.
The song was nominated for Best Original Song from “Top Gun: Maverick” at the 95th Academy Awards.
She is the first artist to receive three nominations in the best original song category with “Holy My Hand”, “Til It Happens to You” from “The Hunting Ground” in 2016 and “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” in 2019.
- “Thank you so much to the Academy for nominating my song 'Hold My Hand' for an Oscar this year! Writing this song for the film 'Top Gun: Maverick' was a deep and powerful experience that I will never forget,” Lady Gaga wrote on social media. “So grateful for the magic of music and cinema.” Giving props to her co-writer Bloodpop, she signed off with, “I'm on set filming now big love to little monsters!”
The song was released back in May 2022 from “Top Gun: Maverick” soundtrack.
It was written by Lady Gaga and BloodPop. Produced by Lady Gaga, BloodPop, and Benjamin Rice.
- source : YouTube