Published: Sat, April 21, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Ariana Grande remembers Manchester victims in triumphant comeback video

Ariana Grande remembers Manchester victims in triumphant comeback video

Ariana's upcoming album, her first since 2016's Dangerous Woman, marks her first release since the Manchester bombing at one of her concerts past year.

The singer delighted fans when released the footage that accompanies her new single No Tears Left To Cry in the early hours of the morning on Friday in the UK.

"Right now, I'm in a state of mind/I wanna be in like all the time, " Ariana asserts confidently in the song's opening. No Tears Left To Cry alludes to the attack, while channelling the resilience and optimism of her One Love benefit concert, held just two weeks after the atrocity. Juxtaposing the spoken refrain ("Pickin' it up, pickin' it up/Lovin', I'm livin', so we turnin' up") and her trademark vocal licks, we're left with song that you're probably going to be hearing all summer.

Frankie Grande has always been super supportive of younger sister, Ariana, and today is no different.

Eagle-eyed fans will note a bee flying across the screen at the end of the video in tribute to Manchester's worker bee emblem which was used as a symbol of unity and solidarity following the bombing. "Every bit of emotion because that's who she is", said Braun. It's an instant earworm - and gratifying, too, to see Grande tackle the single alone rather than with a guest, as she often does. It will mark the follow-up to her 2016 record "Dangerous Woman", the tour for which she completed in September 2017.

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