On the music for A Star is Born, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s on-camera chemistry translates brilliantly onto the charismatic and charming soundtrack. The album opens up with an intro of a band tuning up and quickly blends into “Black Eyes,” that features Bradley Cooper on lead vocals in a bluesy rock track that shows off his impressive vocal delivery. The track itself was co-written by Cooper and Lukas Nelson and is an excellent way to start the soundtrack.
One major disclaimer about this album is that it is interspersed with movie dialogue throughout, which was a bit of a turn off for me. Some may like remembering these key scenes of dialogue from the film, but on an album that has 34 tracks, I found it a bit distracting from the songs themselves.
Lady Gaga and Tedros Adhanom, writing for The Guardian:
Suicide is the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health emergency we are so far failing to adequately address. Stigma, fear and lack of understanding compound the suffering of those affected and prevent the bold action that is so desperately needed and so long overdue.
Lady Gaga’s rendition of Elton John’s “Your Song” has been released.
Lady Gaga has released a new piano reworking of “Joanne.”
Lady Gaga has postponed her European tour due to severe pain:
I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them. It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure it out. As I get stronger and when I feel ready, I will tell my story in more depth, and plan to take this on strongly so I can not only raise awareness, but expand research for others who suffer as I do, so I can help make a difference. I use the word “suffer” not for pity, or attention, and have been disappointed to see people online suggest that I’m being dramatic, making this up, or playing the victim to get out of touring. If you knew me, you would know this couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m a fighter. I use the word suffer not only because trauma and chronic pain have changed my life, but because they are keeping me from living a normal life. They are also keeping me from what I love the most in the world: performing for my fans. I am looking forward to touring again soon, but I have to be with my doctors right now so I can be strong and perform for you all for the next 60 years or more. I love you so much.
Lady Gaga has released her new song, “The Cure,” on Apple Music and Spotify.
Lady Gaga has replaced Beyoncé as a headliner for Coachella.
Lady Gaga has released a video for “John Wayne.”
Lady Gaga has announced a new world tour. Dates can be found below.
Lady Gaga has released the new video for “Million Reasons.”
Lady Gaga has shared an essay about her struggle with PTSD.
I have wrestled for some time about when, how and if I should reveal my diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). After five years of searching for the answers to my chronic pain and the change I have felt in my brain, I am finally well enough to tell you. There is a lot of shame attached to mental illness, but it’s important that you know that there is hope and a chance for recovery.
Lady Gaga performed a ballad version of “Perfect Illusion” on the Japanese show Sukkiri.
Lady Gaga has the number one album in the country.
Lady Gaga claims her fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as Joanne arrives in the pole position. The set earned 201,000 equivalent album units — a better-than-expected start — in the week ending Oct. 27, according to Nielsen Music.
Lady Gaga’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment is now up.
Lady Gaga performed “A-Yo” and “Million Reasons” on SNL over the weekend.
Lady Gaga’s new album, Joanne, is now streaming on Apple Music.
Lady Gaga has released her new single “A-Yo” on Spotify and Apple Music.
Lady Gaga has released her new single “Million Reasons.”
Lady Gaga has confirmed she’ll headline the 2017 Super Bowl.
Lady Gaga will release her new album, Joanne, on October 21st. The title was announced during an interview today with Zane Lowe on Beats 1.