Many years from now, when people look back at the years of 2018 and 2019, and
what were the things that made their mark on this period, “Shallow” will be mentioned, for sure. A song was written for a movie, a movie made better by the song – both works of art coming, hand in hand, like those rare things that are born to almost instantly gain the status of “classics”.
The most recognizable and iconic track of the movie “A Star is Born” (remake of a
beloved Hollywood tale about the pursuit of talent and fame, told through the perspective of a love story), “Shallow” was specially written for the film by Lady Gaga, also involved in the project as an actress, in the leading part.
What is the Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper Shallow Lyrics Meaning?
Meant to be a great moment in the story that propels Gaga’s character, “Ally”, in
the arms of the crowds with a surprising and powerful performance on stage as a singer, “Shallow” is constructed as a duet, a “conversation” between the couple of characters (Gaga’s and Bradley Cooper’s) about the things they want in life, as well as the things that scare them deeply, in the first moment.
As the song evolves, it explodes into confessional phrases about an inner journey
that will take Gaga’s character to her place, on stage, where she can be fulfilled by finally showing her talent and her passion.
“Shallow” also talks about both characters’ clash with a world aiming to hurt them,
and the deepness of their experiences, as they can be safer where they are just living to express their art and their love, away from the troubles of life.
Interesting Facts About Song and Artists:
With “Shallow”, Lady Gaga enjoyed unprecedented success in terms of awards,
becoming the first female artist to win, in the same year, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Bafta and a Grammy.
“Shallow” was written by Lady Gaga, Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomands and
Mark Ronson. Production was handled by Gaga and Benjamin Rice.
Bradley Cooper, who performs as a singer in Shallow, with Lady Gaga, was
always known solely as an actor (and now as a filmmaker, as he directed “A Star is
Born” ). However, he amazed everybody with a powerful singing voice, once he had to prepare for his role as a musician in the movie. Lady Gaga herself has said, in interviews, she was in shock about that and that she said to Cooper: “Oh, my God, Bradley, you have an amazing voice”.
“Shallow” became a phenomenon all around the globe, getting the number one
position in charts of over a dozen countries. It was also performed live for the Oscar’s the ceremony, having been, since then, mentioned constantly as one of the most memorable musical numbers of the Oscars, in all times.