New Music From Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande!
This week, Lady Gaga makes it rain with Ariana Grande. Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga have released their catchy new single, “Rain on Me.” The collaboration was born after the two artists began began friends, which Gaga admits was due to Grande reaching out to her.
Rain on Me” draws its power from two women connecting on an emotional level, Gaga said that it felt restorative to mentor a younger female artist, something no one ever did for her.
Musically speaking, it’s great to see Grande back in a strictly pop space. It’s a genre she’s always expressed slight ambivalence towards, finding greater creative satisfaction in R&B. Yet she’s well suited to it, her airy vocals complementing Gaga wonderfully.
With much of the world still confined to their bedrooms, there’s an inescapable melancholy to the fact that something so club-ready won’t get to live out its destiny for a while. It feels appropriate, though, at least in terms of its lyrics. “I’d rather be dry, but at least I’m alive,” Gaga wails, finding joy in small victories.