Nowadays, there are two songs pervading the global consciousness in innumerable, life-changing ways. One is “Zendaya is Meechee” — the other, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper‘s soaring, catchy ballad from their upcoming film A Star is Born, “Shallow”, is finally out in full for the universe to absorb.
Audiences first heard the song in snippets from the film’s infamous teaser trailer, in which director-star Cooper plays a grizzled, alcoholic musician who discovers Gaga’s underappreciated songbird. The song, which Gaga co-wrote with collaborators Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando, is a touching slow burn of a ballad that highlights Gaga’s incredible range, while showing off Cooper’s heretofore unknown musical chops. Watch the music video for “Shallow” below.
The track premiered on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio, where Gaga spoke about the film and her collaboration with Cooper. Listen below.
A Star is Born comes to theaters October 5th, and its official soundtrack rolls out that same day via Interscope Records.