Lady Gaga Just Revealed The Hidden Meaning Behind 'Shallow' And It's A Commentary On Our Modern World
Lady Gaga is riding high, as A Star is Born has brought her new fame and accolades. A song she wrote for the film, "Shallow" has been winning awards left and right, and doing its best to get stuck in your head.
The song is a powerful anthem to the connection the characters in the film feel for each other. The absolutely powerful build up to the chorus seems to explode in your ears. It seems like the perfect song for a movie about rising and falling stars.
Were you aware it's apparently about cell phones?
After the Academy Awards, where the song picked up an Oscar for Best Original Song, and Gaga and Bradley Cooper really did a terrible job convincing the world they totally aren't a thing, Lady Gaga talked to reporters backstage.
"I really believe in my heart that the unfortunate truth is that our cell phones are becoming reality. It's become reality for the world.
"And in this song, we provide not just a conversation, but also a very poignant statement: I wish not to be in the shallow, but I am. I wish to dive off the deep end, but watch me do it."
Not going to lie, it feels like some of the song's power has been taken away.
Did gaga just say Shallow is about cell phones????? No thank you— Bonas Jrothers (@Bonas Jrothers)1551150427.0
Okay 🙃https://t.co/DvxlxrwHIo— Victoria Albanesi (@Victoria Albanesi)1551222068.0
Anybody liked the song “shallow?” Obviously I’ve never heard of it but the performance “broke the internet!” https://t.co/LTL1ez9sK9— Matthew Ferreira | MassachusettsWx (@Matthew Ferreira | MassachusettsWx)1551144614.0
@david_rebelato @MassachusettsWx what if shallow was the meaning of life instead of 43🤔— Nick Holman (@Nick Holman)1551364380.0
Art is an incredibly subjective experience, so I could be wrong here, but the song's lyrics and position in the film speak more to a duet about two people taking a metaphorical dive together.
While it's not impossible to see the interpretation Gaga suggested, it's also less powerful. Trying to convince people this powerful anthem is the embodiment of the "old man yells at cloud" meme, especially when that's not really a point seen in the film, just feels wrong.
That said, it's the more valid interpretation, seeing as it was said by one of the song's writers. And it's not like her comments have hurt it at all.
People still really vibe with what they feel the song means.
This song used to annoy the hell outta me...but after actually watching the movie and listening to the words...I fu… https://t.co/mvsDIXQcE9— Nick (@Nick)1551107139.0
'Sorry but not sorry I'm over Lady Gaga's song shallow. It's been over played and I'm a little annoyed. Yes the mea… https://t.co/KZ2GWbPS92— 'Angela♡ (@'Angela♡)1551246880.0
I now know all the lyrics and inner meaning of the song Shallow from a Star is Born— Fernie (@Fernie)1551346443.0
@rosannna5 We listened to it 47 times— Fernie (@Fernie)1551381878.0
"Shallow" has won multiple awards. In addition to the Oscar previously mentioned, it won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song, a Critic's Choice Movie Award for Best Song, and a Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media, among other wins and nominations.
The song was performed live at the Academy Awards, in a moment that captured the attention of America, who saw it as a powerful, emotional moment, and also one that can be endlessly memed.
The film is now available for on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download.
There's nothing like a power ballad to push yourself through a strenuous workout.
Kate Hudson found hers as she mustered every remaining ounce of willpower to push herself past her limits during a Pilates session.
And that girl can belt!
What better song than Lady Gaga's "Shallow" from A Star is Born to wail her way through the private workout session with personal trainer Nicole Stuart?
The Mother's Day actress posted the video of her a cappella war cry and captioned it with "Gearing up for my in-living room Oscar performance."
She tagged the tune's co-writers — Gaga and Mark Ronson — and apologized for screwing up the lyrics.
While Stuart did her best to coach her way through Hudson's intermittent screlting, she finally admitted defeat as Hudson was determined to reach for that top note.
"This is impossible," laughed Stuart.
"I think I hit the note," Hudson said, hoping for a validation.
But Stuart, ever the professional, laid down the law and set her priorities.
"Why don't you hit the proper form, and then hit the note."
As far as we're concerned, she nailed that workout.
Wow, she can really hit those notes. https://t.co/wvzthd2E6A— Metro Entertainment (@Metro Entertainment)1551020407.0
Many people were surprised by the actress's capabilities — both at Pilates and at singing "Shallow." Fans suggested she should do musicals or be featured in a movie showcasing her hidden talents.
But they may have forgotten Hudson dazzled audiences with her singing and dancing before in the 2009 movie musical Nine directed by Rob Marshall.
She absolutely slayed it!
Do you ever stop and think about Kate Hudson's flawless NINE performance of Cinema Italiano? Because I do. https://t.co/AnogpAJta4— Shane Avery (@Shane Avery)1548869603.0
You can watch the full video of Kate Hudson working her groovy moves in "Cinema Italiano" in the YouTube clip, below.
OPERA PLANET Kate Hudson Cinema Italiano 4K Ultra HD www.youtube.com
On October 2, the 39-year-old announced the birth of her first daughter together with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa and named her Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa.
This is Hudson's third child. She is a mom to 7-year-old son Bingham Hawn, with her ex-fiancé, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy; and to 14-year-old son Ryder Russell with her first husband Chris Robinson from the band, The Black Crowes.
Mom is looking great and she sounds amazing. She definitely sent us off the deep end with that impromptu performance.