Review: Ariana Grande’s ‘God Is A Woman’
Ariana Grande demands to be taken seriously. This is hardly news to her millions of adoring fans, but for those who were late to the party, she makes it abundantly clear on her new brand new single “God Is a Woman.” The 25-year-old pop star sounds wise beyond her years and performs at the top of her game on the mesmerizing third single off her upcoming album Sweetener, delivering one of the best pop songs of the summer—if not the year—in the process.
Grande proves a master of dynamics on “God Is a Woman,” sprinkling her signature falsetto across the sultry chorus and reining in her vocal acrobatics in the verses. She tries on different flows at her whim, singing slow, seductive come-ons (“I can tell that you know I know how I want it”) and riffing on Migos’ triplet flow in the pre-choruses. The track is full of chilly, hypnotic trap beats, tasteful drops and electronic squawks, atop which Grande harmonizes with herself to suck listeners into the world she’s created for three-and-a-half minutes.