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ASIB Soundtrack album artwork
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Writer(s) Lady Gaga
Mark Ronson
Anthony Rossomando
Andrew Wyatt
Producer(s) Lady Gaga
Benjamin Rice
Length 3:35

A Star Is Born singles chronology

Singles "Shallow"
"Always Remember Us This Way"

A Star Is Born track listing

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"Shallow" is a song performed by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper from the soundtrack to the 2018 musical A Star Is Born. The track was written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt, and produced by Gaga and Benjamin Rice.

It was heard three times in the film, most prominently during a sequence when Cooper's character Jackson Maine invites Gaga's character Ally to perform it onstage with him. The scene was filmed at Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

The track received positive reviews from music critics who praised Gaga's vocals, the dramatic nature of the composition and the songwriting, while feeling it to be worthy of award nominations; It received a Golden Globe nomination as well as four Grammy Awards nominations.

Background

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). In her interview on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio premiering "Shallow", Gaga explained:

I worked on Shallow with Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando and we made this song for Ally and Jack and it’s such a special song. It’s two people talking to each other about the need and the drive to dive into the deep end and stay away from the shallow area. We were writing 'Shallow' 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.


The song first heard in the movie during an intimate, late-night, parking lot courtship scene between Ally, the aspiring singer played by Gaga with disarming charm, and Jackson Maine, Cooper’s grizzled country-rock superstar, "Shallow" roars to full life later in the film when Jackson invites Ally on stage to sing it during a concert at the Greek Theatre.

Release

Gaga announced the release date of the single a day before its release on social media. The track was premiered on September 27, 2018 as Zane Lowe's "World Record" on Beats 1 radio.

Digital release

ASIB Soundtrack album artwork Label: Interscope
Format: Digital
Released: September 27, 2018
Barcode: None
Photography: Neal Preston
Design: N/A
# Name Time
1. "Shallow" (with Bradley Cooper) 3:35
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Release history

Country Date Format
Globe-green Worldwide September 27, 2018 Digital download
It Italy October 5, 2018 Contemporary hit radio
Gb United Kingdom October 13, 2018
Us United States October 15, 2018 Hot Adult Contemporary
October 16, 2018 Contemporary hit radio
Au Australia October 18, 2018

Performances

Calendar Dates Show Television Channel Globe-green
2018
Dec 27 LINE LIVE: "A Star Is Born: Las Vegas Tour Special" TV Asahi Jp
2019
Feb 10 61st Annual Grammy Awards CBS Us
Feb 24 91st Academy Awards ABC

Tour Dates Performances
Enigma 20182019 N/A
Total: N/A

Lyrics

[Verse 1: Bradley Cooper]
Tell me somethin' girl
Are you happy in this modern world?
Or do you need more?
Is there somethin' else you’re searchin' for?

I’m falling
In all the good times I find myself longin' for change
And in the bad times I fear myself

[Verse 2: Lady Gaga]
Tell me something boy
Aren’t you tired tryin' to fill that void?
Or do you need more?
Ain’t it hard keeping it so hardcore?

I’m falling
In all the good times I find myself longing for change
And in the bad times I fear myself

[Chorus: Lady Gaga]
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

[Post-Chorus: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper]
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
We’re far from the shallow now

[Bridge: Lady Gaga]
Wooaaaah
Woaaaaaaaaaaah

[Chorus: Lady Gaga]
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

[Post-Chorus: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper]
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
We’re far from the shallow now

Music video


Shallow

Shallow

Premiere date September 27, 2018
Director(s) Bradley Cooper
Fashion director N/A
Choreographer N/A
Director of photography Matthew Libatique

Accolades

Award Category Result
24th Critics' Choice Awards Best Song Pending
76th Golden Globe Awards Best Original Song Pending
61st Annual Grammy Awards Record of the Year Pending
Song of the Year Pending
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Pending
Best Song Written for Visual Media Pending
Hollywood Music in Media Awards Best Original Song – Feature Film Won
Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Best Original Song Won
23rd Satellite Awards Best Original Song Pending

Credits

Written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
Produced by Lady Gaga and Benjamin Rice
Recorded by Benjamin Rice at the Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA Us
Additional Recording at EastWest Studios, Los Angeles, CA, and The Village Studios, Los Angeles, CA Us
Assisted by Bo Bodnar and Alex Williams
Mixed by Tom Elmhirst at Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY Us
Engineer for Mix by Brandon Bost
Mastered by Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound, New York, NY Us
Track Participants Drums by Anthony Logerfo
Bass by Corey Mccormick
Keyboards by Alberto Bof
Acoustic Guitar by Lukas Nelson
Lapsteel Guitar by Jesse Siebenberg
Percussion by Eduardo “tato” Melgar
Published by
  • Stefani Germanotta P/K/A Lady Gaga (BMI) Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/ House of Gaga Publishing, LLC / GloJoe Music Inc. (BMI)
  • Imagem CV/Songs Of Zelig (BMI) (Songs Of Zelig administered worldwide by Imagem CV)
  • Stephaniesays Music (ASCAP) / Downtown DLJ Songs (ASCAP) by Downtown Music Publishing LLC, Whiteball Music Publishing Group / Downtown DMP Songs (BMI)
  • Warner-Barham Music LLC (BMI) / Admin by Songs of Universal (BMI) / Warner-Olive Music LLC (ASCAP)