SINGLE REVIEW: Lady Gaga feat. Bradley Cooper – Shallow

A Star Is Born has quickly become one of the most hyped movies of 2018. And from all the early reviews and trailers, it’s safe to say that it may just be one of the best releases of the year. With the film due to hit cinemas on October 18 they’ve finally released the official first single from the accompanying soundtrack. ‘Shallow’ is a country based duet that experiments with rock elements and impresses with incredible vocal runs. Bradley Cooper opens the track with an acoustic guitar and rough live vocals before Lady Gaga comes in with simple piano accompaniment and sweet vocals. With the incorporation of a full band and big drums, Gaga vocally soars and takes this song to a whole new sonical place. The two reflect on the importance of diving into the deep end when falling in love and not just playing it safe and staying in the shallow area like a lot of people do. “I’m off the deep end, watch as I dive in, I’ll never meet the ground. Crash through the surface, where they can’t hurt us, we’re far from the shallow now”. It’s a simple and beautiful track that really captures the essence and storyline of the movie and makes you even more eager to hear the remaining of the soundtrack.