'A Star Is Born' unveils soundtrack featuring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper: Stream
The soundtrack for the Oscar-buzz generating film features contributions from Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell, Mark Ronson, and Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow.
Friday marks the release of Bradley Cooper's directorial debut 'A Star Is Born'. After teasing the album with the film's flagship track 'Shallow' last week, the film’s original soundtrack has now been released in its entirety.
Complementing the third remake of the 1937 film of the same name, the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper-featuring soundtrack involves a warm mix of rock, pop and country anthems. Apart from Cooper and Gaga, the 19 original songs feature contributions from Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell, Mark Ronson, and Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow. Peppered amongst the tracks are 15 dialogue tracks “featuring those moments that will take listeners on a journey that mirrors the experience of seeing the film”. A version of the album without the dialogues is also available.
Apple Music and Spotify users can stream the OST in full below.
Not only is 'A Star Is Born' Cooper's directorial debut, but also sees him showcase his vocal prowess as he adopt the role of songwriter, contributing to almost all the original tracks on the soundtrack. Lady Gaga has expressed her appreciation of the actor's musical skills on many occasions recently. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, she recalled sitting down with him at a piano for the first time and singing Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 'Midnight Special'.
“I heard his voice and stopped dead in my tracks and said, ‘Oh my gosh, Bradley, you can sing.’ And he’s a great songwriter; he wrote on all his songs in the film.”
Gaga echoed the same sentiment on her appearance on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio on the day 'Shallow' released. "I was blown away by it, you know, because the truth is that there’s people that can technically sing perfectly and have no soul,” Gaga said on the show.
“And with Bradley, he just sings from his soul, and he knows how to tell a story when he’s singing, and I heard it right away. And I knew in that moment – you know, I’m kind of a bit of a snob when it comes to watching actors play rock star, but I’m telling you, I was like, this man knows how to be a rock star.”