Bradley Cooper practiced guitar and piano for 4 hours a day for 6 months to prepare for his role in “A Star Is Born”, collaborating with Lukas Nelson, son of Willie Nelson, and getting singing lessons from the likes of Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam.
The music video has garnered 120 million views since Lady Gaga posted it on her YouTube channel 2 months ago.
I’ve gotta say, the song has been going around my head for days. Mr Cooper can sing. Lady Gaga can sing, and it looks like acting might fit her well too. But what are they singing about?
Alister Bain writes:
Shallow describes an existential ache to crash through the surface of life and find something deeper, and safer, something far away from the pain… A Star is Born is yet another film from Hollywood that brilliantly, painfully, and compellingly lays bare the problem that lies at the heart of the fallen human condition—the existential longing to crash through the shallowness of our existence and find something deeper and safer. We are desperate for someone to find us, and change us; someone whose life can intersect with ours in a way that fills us with hope and brings us redemption.
H/T: Alister Bain, “A Star is Born – Review“, The Gospel Coalition Australia.