• "Shallow" is a song from the 2018 film A Star Is Born, performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. The song served as the first single from the film's soundtrack and was released on September 27, 2018 by Interscope Records.
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• For developing the soundtrack of A Star Is Born, Gaga collaborated again with Mark Ronson with whom she had produced her fifth studio album, Joanne (2016). When Lukas Nelson came onboard during the development of the soundtrack, "Shallow" also evolved into a different sounding track. Nelson put his own band, Promise of the Real, as Bradley Cooper's character Jackson Maine's band.
"Shallow" was used in the film during a sequence when Jackson strides onto the stage at Greek Theater in Los Angeles and sings the opening verses. Jackson had already told Gaga's character Ally that he would be debuting a song they wrote together. For the second verse Ally musters up courage and goes onstage to sing "Shallow", including belting the loud chorus to the big audience. For filming the sequence with "Shallow", Cooper filled the Greek Theater with around 2,000 Gaga fans and then recorded it. Following the filming, Gaga entertained the crowd playing piano version of her old songs; Promise of the Real also sang at the venue.
• Gaga described "Shallow" as a pivotal moment in A Star Is Born, since it spoke about Ally and Jackson's conversations and their "need and drive" to go deep and move away from the shallow area in their relationship. With DJ Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show, the singer explained that they wrote the track "from the point of view of Ally, it becomes part of the reason they fall in love. When I was writing music for the film I had to think about Ally as if she wasn't me. I went with a sound for her, even in the pop realm, that's unlike anything I've ever put out before." Following the release of A Star Is Born on October 5, 2018, "Shallow" ascended to number five on the Hot 100 and topped the Digital Songs chart for a second consecutive week selling 71,000 copies, up 21% from the previous week. The song marked Gaga's fifteenth top-ten entry as well as with Cooper's first on the chart.
A Star is Born
September 27, 2018
Lady Gaga, Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando, Mark Ronson
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