Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga take a deep dive into “The Shallow” in the first trailer for their upcoming remake of the perennial Hollywood tale A Star Is Born.
The new preview teases a few original songs composed for the musically inclined romance, namely a roaring rock-tinged ballad penned by Mark Ronson that shows up near the end.
The clip opens, however, on Cooper’s character, a fading country crooner named Jackson Maine, as he takes the stage at an outdoor music festival to belt a country tune. “Baby it’s time to let the old ways die / It takes a lot to change, it takes a lot to try,” he sings as a roaring crowd looks on. Subsequent footage highlights Jackson’s personal struggles and eventual career lapse, though he perks up upon discovering a struggling artist, Ally (Gaga) as she sings in a bar.