Lady Gaga’s ‘Till It Happens to You’ to Be Featured in PSA
If you’ve been waiting to hear a non-demo version of Lady Gaga’s “Till It Happens to You” in full, you’ll soon be in luck.
According to Idolator, the track is set to be featured in an upcoming Public Service Announcement directed by Twilight's Catherine Hardwicke meant to bring attention to on-campus rape and sexual harassment.
Gaga collaborated on the track with Diane Warren for the documentary film The Hunting Ground by Kirby Dirk — a movie that documents rape culture on college campuses and the way campus authorities handle accusations of sexual assault.
In an interview with Billboard, Warren spoke about writing the track with Gaga for the film. She said, “I heard about [the film] and it just really touched me and she had stuff in her life that she could relate to. Gaga is one of the most talented artists I have worked with in my life and I'm excited about doing more with her.”
Warren continued, saying, "There are a lot of levels to the song. There's something very vulnerable about it and something very defiant about it, especially the way [Gaga] sings it. The first verse is vulnerable -- 'You tell me its going to get better?' -- and the second verse comes in and it builds. Really? It gets better? No. You don't know until it happens to you."
Gaga, who has opened up in the past about being raped when she was a teenager, tweeted in reference to the track back in January.
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