Produced by Max Martin and Ilya, the upbeat anthem arrives with a video to match. Directed by Dave Meyers, the stunning clip finds Ariana in the midst of surreal skyscrapers at night.
Ariana’s upcoming album, her first since 2016’s Dangerous Woman, marks her first release since the Manchester bombing at one of her concerts last year. The incident, where 22 people died and many more were injured, led to the Grande-led “One Love” benefit concert.
Rave reviews preceded “No Tears.” Insiders who heard it before its official release reportedly “openly wept at how she alludes to the bombing and how incredible the song is,” according to The Blast. Another source said that Grande brings up the bombing in “such a perfect, powerful way.”
“No Tears” is the lead single off Grande’s fourth album, which is reportedly her most personal yet. She tapped Pharrell Williams and Max Martin for production, but had a hand in writing all the songs.