Album Review – “A Star Is Born” Soundtrack

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When a musical film starring an award-winning pop star and a well-known and musically-talented actor is released, it’s safe to say the soundtrack will follow shortly. In the case of “A Star Is Born,” the movie and its album both debuted on October 5 to major praise.

The soundtrack to “A Star Is Born” features many original songs written or co-written by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, as well as a handful of covers to classics. From upbeat, rock-and-roll feels to emotional ballads, the album matches the tone of the film it accompanies perfectly.

The most notable song is the lead single “Shallow,” which was released ahead of the film. Both stars perform the song, while Gaga serves as both co-writer and co-producer on the track. The song features compelling lyrics and powerful vocals.

“Black Eyes,” the opening full-length track on the album, is performed by Cooper, who co-wrote the piece with Lukas Nelson, son of Willie Nelson. The rock feel to the song highlights the rough and raspy qualities in Cooper’s voice, while providing a fun and easy listen.

The final song, which features a film and extended version, is “I’ll Never Love Again.” The heartfelt ballad is performed by Gaga, who showcases her incredible range across the devastatingly beautiful lyrics. Cooper appears on the film version, adding to the emotion of the track.

This is a must-hear soundtrack that everyone will enjoy.

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