Ariana Grande Shares A Teaser Of ‘Sweetener’ Opener, “Raindrops”
Ariana Grande celebrated her birthday by uploading a preview of another track off her forthcoming album, Sweetener. Today (June 26), the pop princess turned 25. Instead of receiving gifts, she marked the occasion by teasing fans with “Raindrops.” The opening track to her fourth album, it was produced by Max Martin and is a cover of the ’50s anthem, “An Angel Cried.” Based on the preview, it is going to be a vocal highlight on the LP. “When raindrops fell down from the sky, the day you left me an angel cried. Oh, she cried. An angel cried,” the hitmaker belts. An accompanying video shot by Dave Meyers turns the era’s upside-down motif on its head. In it, the superstar reclines on a staircase as the camera turns itself right-side up. Chicly dressed and serving some of her best vocals to date, this makes for one of the most exciting teasers off the LP so far.
The “Into You” siren is hardly celebrating a milestone birthday by resting on her laurels. Instead, it looks like she spent yesterday on set with Troye Sivan. The duo appear to have shot the video for their slow-burning collaboration “Dance To This.” The anthem has amassed nearly 11 million streams on Spotify since its release, and a visual will surely give it a push up the charts. Although we don’t have an official release date just yet, Troye promised fans it was “coming soon.” In the meantime, Ari is dominating the charts on a handful of other tracks. “No Tears Left To Cry” remains within the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. And she logged another placement within the top 50 this week with an assist on Nicki Minaj’s sultry “Bed.” I wouldn’t be surprised if the pair’s other collab, “The Light Is Coming,” appears on the chart next week. Check out the “Raindrops” preview below!