Ariana Grande and Mac Miller each launched new songs on Friday.
The former flames — who referred to as it quits in May after two years collectively — each dropped closely emotional tracks. While Miller’s “Self Care” — off his upcoming album, Swimming, which debuts Aug. three — is all about grappling with a failed relationship, Grande’s “God Is a Women” — from Sweetener, due out Aug. 17 — leans extra into feminine empowerment.
In addition to the brand new tunes, each musicians additionally launched movies for his or her newest singles. Miller’s gritty six-minute video options the rapper digging himself out of a gap — actually, he makes use of a knife to dig himself out of a grave the place he was buried alive — following a breakup.
“Well, didn’t know what I was missing / Now it see a lil’ different / I was thinking too much / Got stuck in oblivion, yeah, yeah,” Miller, 26, raps as he claws his manner out of the grave and onto the highest of the mound of dust.
As he is blasted away but once more he sings, “We play it cool / We know we f**ked up, yeah / You keep on sayin’ you in love, so? / Tell me are you really down? / Are you really down? Yeah.”
Even after the entire battle, Miller continues to be standing in the long run.
Meanwhile, 25-year-old Grande’s four-minute ethereal monitor options the songstress celebrating her womanhood and femininity. Her video is extra summary — she goes from mendacity nude in a pool of paint to dancing on a mattress to looking to a miniature paper city. The pop star additionally sits on high of the world and stands within the middle of a candle’s flame. With the imagery surrounding the entire video, Grande takes a second to acknowledge her energy and sexiness.
“My one, when all is said and done / You’ll believe God is a woman,” she sings.
At one level within the tune, the voice of God interrupts the music to declare, “And I will strike down upon me with great vengeance and furious anger, those who attempt to poison and destroy my sisters. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.”
A rep for Grande confirmed that Madonna is the well-known voice that claims these highly effective traces simply earlier than Grande throws a hammer via a glass ceiling as an indication of defiance.
Following the music’s launch, Grande took to Twitter to dedicate it to the “fellow goddesses who work their a**es off every day to ‘break the glass ceiling.'”
Grande’s fiance, Pete Davidson — who popped the query in June — is a famous fan of the music, calling it his “fav” from her upcoming album on Instagram Thursday. The 24-year-old Saturday Night Live star additionally commented “YUM YUM YUM” on Grande’s topless publish asserting the monitor’s launch.
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