NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY – ARIANA GRANDE
With reflective synths, unusual city-scape graphics and angelic harmonies, Ariana Grande’s latest single, “No Tears Left to Cry”, takes you to another dimension. The song begins with layers of Ari’s voice in ethereal harmonisation which makes you feel like your floating through the clouds.
Then, 42 seconds in and the thoughtful vibe turns all-out pop diva showcasing a strong dance beat and 80’s synth effects. “No Tears Left to Cry”, is the singer’s first release since the Manchester Bombing attack at her concert in 2017. It is said that the song is meant to reflect the emotions, healing and recovery from the ordeal: reminiscent and emotive to begin with then hitting with a, “Can’t hold me down”, attitude.
The creative cinematography in the music video features an abstract dusk/night-time city scene with Ariana sometimes seemingly walking up a wall. This could reflect the confusion that can go on in your heart after something traumatic happens.
Finally, the song ends in a hopeful sunset that alludes to the joy found in a new day. Grande surmises this feeling in the lyrics: “Right now, I’m in a state of mind, I wanna be in, like, all the time”.