The first full song from 'A Star is Born' is finally available to listen to — it's out a day early

Warner Bros.
  • You can finally listen to a full song from Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, “A Star Is Born.”
  • “Shallow,” the ballad prominently featured in the “A Star is Born,” dropped a day early.
  • The song is an epic duet with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper doing vocals.
  • The soundtrack and the film come out October 5.

How many times have you watched the trailer for “A Star is Born” just to hear the music? Now you can actually listen to one full song.

“A Star is Born,” directed by and starring Bradley Cooper alongside Lady Gaga in her first major role in a feature film, is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. But the soundtrack isn’t coming out until the film’s release date, so all for months was the film’s trailer, which features a clip of the epic ballad “Shallow.”

“Shallow,” performed by Cooper and Lady Gaga, was expected to premiere Friday. But it dropped Thursday at 12:30 PM Eastern time on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio with DJ Zane Lowe. It’s available on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube.

The song is as good as expected, with Cooper’s Eddie Veder-influenced vocals a perfect complement to Lady Gaga’s empowering and distinct voice.

Cooper and Lady gaga collaborated on the soundtrack with an assortment of country musicians including Lukas Nelson, who also appears in the movie. The soundtrack also features contributions from Jason Isbell, Mark Ronson, Diane Warren, and Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow. DJ White Shadow collaborated with Lady Gaga for the pop songs on the soundtrack.

On Tuesday, Lady Gaga released a condensed clip of another song on the soundtrack, called “Is That Alright?”

“A Star is Born” is a favourite for all major categories at the 2019 Oscars, and it’s the third time the movie has been re-made. The first film came out in 1937, another starring Judy Garland followed in 1954, and another in 1976 starred Barbara Streisand.

“A Star Is Born” comes to theatres October 5. Listen to the full “Shallow” track here:

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