Starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, the newest rendition of the movie "A Star is Born" is captivating and full of tearjerker scenes and amazing performances. The main component in this movie however, is not the acting, but the music that both Cooper and Gaga bring to life.
The first song brought to life in this movie is Black Eyes, which automatically sets up the album for a prodigious, extensive sound. As opposed to the older versions, Cooper and Gaga were able to have creative control when it came to the tracks, writing the majority of them and producing the album alongside Lukas Nelson and Bejamin Rice. Cooper does an impressive job that even with little singing background, he immerses himself into his character's story and ends up revealing yet another talent of many. Songs like Alibi and Too Far Gone showcase Cooper's raw talent with singing and adds more assortment to the album.
Gaga's solo songs on the soundtrack starts off with her entrancing version of La Vie En Rose. Contrary from Gaga's usual sound of pop dance music, most of her songs on the album are more stripped down and show off her soulful vocals. These include Always Remember Us This Way, Look What I Found, Is That Alright, and I'll Never Love Again. However, Gaga does bring some of her normal pop sound to the soundtrack with tracks Heal Me, Why Did You Do That, Hair Body Face, and Before I Cry, so die hard Gaga fans, don't fret, there is something for everyone with this album.
Although Cooper and Gaga's solo music is an essential part to the soundtrack, songs they collaborate on such as Shallow, Music To My Eyes, Diggin' My Grave, and I Don't Know What Love Is bring on a whole new dynamic. Not only do their voices blend together harmoniously, the raw emotion they give in just their vocals proves that their chemistry was real even off-screen.
Even if you aren't planning on seeing the movie, I highly recommend to take the time and listen to this wonderful, diverse soundtrack.
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