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It’s been three years since she took home an Oscar for her songwriting work on A Star Is Born, but Lady Gaga isn’t done making music for movies. On Wednesday (April 27), the 36-year-old pop icon confirmed rumors that he would be contributing an original song to Top Gun: Maverick with an emotional Instagram post announcing that his upcoming single, “Hold My Hand,” was in fact will be featured in the movie.

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“When I wrote this song for Top Gun: Maverick, I didn’t even realize how multi-layered the heart of the movie was, my own psyche, and the nature of the world we’ve been living in,” he wrote, sharing a photo of the military themed black and white art of the runway. “I’ve been working on it for years, perfecting it, trying to make it our own. I wanted to turn the music into a song where we share our deep need to 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.”

Opening May 27, Top Gun: Maverick will see Tom Cruise reprise his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a naval aviation pilot who first came to theater screens in the 1986 film Top Gun. Starring Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer, the film is directed by Joseph Kosinski, and its full score is credited to Hans Zimmer.

“I am so grateful to Tom, Hans and Joe for this opportunity, and it has been a wonderful experience working with them,” Gaga continued. “Me, BloodPop, Ben Rice and everyone else who worked with us are very excited to share it with you. This song is a love letter to the world during and after a very difficult time.”

The “Rain On Me” singer began teasing the song on Monday (April 25), posting a series of mysterious tweets that appeared to include lyrics from an unreleased song. “Take my hand, everything will be alright. I heard from heaven that the clouds have been grey”, said the first. Another, handwritten on a sheet of paper, read: “I see you’re bleeding, you don’t need to show me again.”

“I have wanted you to hear it for so long,” he added in his announcement. “And I’m so excited to give it to you on May 3.”

The 13-time Grammy winner concluded by revealing what appears to be a bit more of the song’s lyrics: “But if you decide / I’ll ride through this life with you / I won’t let you go until the end.”

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