"Til It Happens to You" is a song written by Lady Gaga and Diane Warren. The song is included on the documentary, The Hunting Ground, which documents the lives of young people affected by rape, and which premiered on January 23, 2015 at Sundance Film Festival. The studio version has been leaked in full on Twitter on August 19th, 2015. The song was released on iTunes with The Hunting Ground soundtrack on September 2, 2015. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to organizations helping survivors of sexual assault. It has been nominated for an Oscar at the 2016 Academy Awards.
- "Recorded a song w/ amazing @Diane_Warren for very important doc #TheHuntingGround that premieres at Sundance today! Congrats 2 all involved!"
- 11:21 AM - 23 Jan 2015
- "The film documents the lives of young people affected by rape. Our song is called "Till It Happens To You.""
- 11:27 AM - 23 Jan 2015
Commercial release Edit
Digital release Edit
Released: September 18, 2015
Catalog #: N/A
|1.||"Till it Happens to You"||4:18|
|Worldwide||September 18, 2015||Digital download|
| United Kingdom |
|September 19, 2015|
|United States||March 8, 2016||Contemporary hit radio|
|Dec 11||Billboard Women in Music||Lifetime|
|Feb 28||88th Academy Awards||ABC|
Music video Edit
The music video was released on September 17, 2015 and does not star Gaga.
|Written by||Lady Gaga and Diane Warren|
|Produced by||Lady Gaga|
|Recording and Mixing Engineer||Dave Russell|
|Recording engineer||Dae Bennett|
|Track Participants||Lady Gaga — Vocals, Piano |
George McCurdy — Drums
Tim Stewart — Guitar
Ricky Tillo — Guitar
|Orchestra||String Arranger / Conductor — Stephen Oremus |
Leader — Ryan Shore
Violin 1 — Alyssa Park (Concert Master), Natalie Leggett, Yelena Yegoryan, Jessica Guideri
Violin 2 — Darius Campo (Principal), Sarah Thornblade, Christine Wu
Viola — Shawn Mann (Principal), Alma Fernandez
Cello — Tim Loo (Principal), Trevor Handy
Bass — Mike Valerio (Principal)