Lady Gaga talks about writing Shallow as she wins Golden Globe for Best Original Song

The singer and actress describes penning the track as a "brave moment".

Lady Gaga has opened up about writing her hit song Shallow for A Star Is Born as the track won Best Original Song at last night's Golden Globe Awards (Jan. 6). 

The singer and actress, who plays Ally alongside Bradley Cooper as Jackson Maine in film, described penning the song as a "very brave moment". 

"The song really became a communication between men and women," she told E! on the red carpet, adding: "Can I talk with you and will you listen?"

Gaga also said the character of Ally and her rise to stardom in the film is "very different" to her own experience in the industry. "I think I’ve created characters for years because I’ve always wanted to be an actress," she said.

"For this, it was a totally different thing. I had to go to a very specific place. I worked very closely with Bradley Cooper, a tremendous visionary, tremendous director, tremendous actor to work with."

A Star Is Born was also nominated for Best Film, while Gaga and Cooper had nods for best actor/actress and best director.

Collecting the award for Best Original Song, Gaga said: "I just have to say, as a woman in music it is really hard to be taken seriously as a musician and as a songwriter, and these three incredible men... standing with me, they lifted me up, they supported me." 

Shallow topped the Official Singles Chart for two weeks in November, earning Gaga her first Number 1 single since 2010's Telephone. Look back at Lady Gaga's complete Official UK Chart history.  

Meanwhile, the A Star Is Born soundtrack ranks among the Top 10 biggest albums of 2018 in the UK - take a look at the Top 40 in full.

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