On Friday, the singer released her first song since the May 2017 terrorist attack during her concert in the United Kingdom. Along with her new single, Ariana has released a stunning video, directed by Dave Meyers. The pop princess makes a triumphant return with the lead single off her highly-anticipated new album.
The 24-year-old's new album has been shrouded in mystery, but what we do know so far suggests she has something massive on her hands. "Ain't got no tears left to cry, so I'm pickin' it up, pickin' it up", she sings. Take a few minutes and check out the gripping new single and its powerful video below. The worker bee is actually the symbol of Manchester, used to represent the city's resilience during the Industrial Revolution. "When the chorus kicks in, it's divided between Grade lifting her voice, pleadingly, for positivity - "Oh, I just want you to come with me / We're on another mentality" - before lowering it to almost spoken-word mode for a rhythmically chanted "I'm lovin", I'm livin', I'm pickin' it up".
The explosion occurred outside the venue as Grande's concert was coming to a close.
The video opens with a twirling skyline, surrounding Ariana's name and the title of the song. She reemerged first at the March For Our Lives rally last month and in full swing this week. "Every bit of emotion because that's who she is", he explained.