Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper recently dropped the emotional music video for “I’ll Never Love Again” from the A Star Is Born soundtrack. The video is the third one from the critically-acclaimed film, behind “Look What I Found,” which was released two weeks ago and “Shallow” which dropped first, on Sept. 27.
“I’ll Never Love Again” is a heartbreaking ballad which Bradley Cooper’s character Jackson Maine writes for Gaga’s character, Ally. Ally performs it as a tear-inducing solo at the end of the film, with a flashback scene showing Jackson playing it tenderly at the piano for Ally for the first time. The official music video shows Gaga’s breathtaking performance, along with a montage of clips of Jackson and Ally’s intimate moments as they’re falling in love.
Fans who have seen the Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson 1976 version of “A Star Is Born” could easily compare “I’ll Never Love Again” to Streisand’s heart-wrenching ballad “One More Look at You,” which Streisand sings as Esther, after Kristofferson’s character, John Norman Howard, has died. Both songs are sweeping and sad and pay homage to the life-changing love the couples had found.
As previously reported, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper co-wrote several original songs for the 2018 A Star Is Born remake soundtrack. Gaga co-wrote “I’ll Never Love Again” with Natalie Hemby, Hillary Lindsey and Aaron Raitiere. The movie marks Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut and he has steadily been accumulating music chart credits for the soundtrack songs, including a recent UK chart-topping double for “Shallow” on the UK Singles chart and the soundtrack album on the UK Albums chart. The album also topped the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S.
To date, “I’ll Never Love Again” has peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is No. 27 on the UK Singles chart for the chart ending Oct. 26.
Watch the entire Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper “I’ll Never Love Again” video above (and have Kleenex handy!). Stay tuned to AXS for Lady Gaga and “A Star Is Born” updates.