To the depression-busting latest pattern of joyful dance-pop, add Girl Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain On Me,” which premiered at midnight ET Friday morning, precisely one week earlier than Gaga’s full-length “Chromatica” hits. When it rains, it’s about to pour.
As the only (click on picture above to pay attention) hit digital companies within the late night time hours — with a music video promised for launch Friday at 1 p.m. ET on YouTube — Apple Music launched excerpts from separate interviews Zane Lowe did with the 2 singers that can air in full later Friday.
“It feels so enjoyable to be a part of one thing so upbeat and straight pop once more,” Grande informed Lowe, “as a result of I do really feel prefer it’s been a minute since I’ve executed one thing that poppy, actually. And that’s humorous as a result of I’m a pop individual, but it surely’s simply, everybody is aware of that my coronary heart is form of rooted within the R&B affect music that I make, and that’s the place my coronary heart is. However it simply felt so good and enjoyable and blissful to dip a toe into her world a bit of bit, and to do that on for measurement… You make your music and also you do your factor, after which when an artist like Girl Gaga, who has such magnificent perspective, and such an articulate message to ship, (invitations you onto a venture). you form of are fully giving your self over to her.”
As for the video that’s coming mid-day Friday: “You understand, the video is so Gaga and so enjoyable,” Grande stated. “I used to be like, ‘I’ve by no means dressed like this in my life. I’m simply having one of the best time.’”
Grande elaborated on their newfound friendship: “Properly, I discover that that’s what I found with each single lady that I’ve met, who has had the BDE, the Huge Diva Power factor, thrown round and the horrible rumors began about them, and the narrative has been so weirdly skewed and no matter… I’ve discovered that everybody that I’ve met has this lovely human bleeding coronary heart. It’s simply so refreshing. I really feel prefer it’s simply such a bizarre place to be in, since you’re an artist and also you need folks to listen to you all over the place, and also you need folks to blast your music, and also you wish to see your self and listen to your music all over the place. After which it goes left, after which folks don’t perceive you. And you then really feel fully overtaken by the world. And you then take it again in some unspecified time in the future.”
Grande continued, “And I really feel like she has executed such an unbelievable job of doing that, and therapeutic herself… And he or she’s only a lovely individual” — albeit a phenomenal one who is “additionally like, ‘I’m going to present you a f—ing present, and I’m going to choose each shade that’s on the display screen. Each lighting, each shot, each wig that each dancer is carrying. Each the whole lot. I’m going to choose. I’m going to assist Ari with selecting her make-up and her hair. However now she’s so uncomfortable’… It’s superior. I actually love seeing her have the perspective, and such gentleness on the similar time, and respect for an additional artist on the similar time.”
In a separate interview with Lowe, Gaga stated, “(She) and I related instantly and he or she was so great. And I feel perhaps she assumed that it’d be that she got here in and I (could be) like, ‘Right here, simply sing this and thanks a lot to your time.’ Proper? However as an alternative I requested her what she wanted, how she wished to do issues. Once we have been vocally producing her, I used to be sitting there… and I bear in mind I stated to her, ‘Okay, now the whole lot that you simply care about when you sing, I would like you to overlook it and simply sing. And by the way in which, when you’re doing that, I’m going to bop in entrance of you.’ As a result of we had this big massive window. I used to be like, ‘I’m going to bop in entrance of you.’ And he or she was like, ‘Oh my God. Oh my God, I can’t, I can’t. I don’t know. Oh my God. Okay, okay.’ After which I did it and he or she sang, and he or she began to do issues along with her voice that (have been) totally different. And it was the enjoyment of two artists going, ‘I see you.’”
Stated Gaga, “You haven’t seen the video but, however she was so open to attempting issues that she hasn’t executed earlier than. She was, ‘I’m going to simply belief you.’”
Of the “Rain on Me” track itself, Gaga stated, “The lyrics that I wrote proper right here on this studio, ‘I’d quite be dry, however a minimum of I’m alive. Rain on me.’ That is about an analog of tears being the rain. And you understand what it’s additionally a metaphor for, is the quantity of consuming that I used to be doing to numb myself. I’d quite be dry. I’d quite not be consuming, however I haven’t died but. I’m nonetheless alive. Rain on me. Okay, I’m going to maintain on consuming.’ This track has many layers.”