Everything We Know About Ariana Grande's New Song 'No Tears Left to Cry'
After a social-media hiatus and multiple teases that Ariana Grande is hard at work on her fourth album, she’s finally told the world that her comeback song "No Tears Left to Cry" is right around the corner.
The "No Tears Left to Cry" announcement comes after Grande’s massive Dangerous Woman Tour, which was interrupted on May 22, 2017, by a terrorist bombing during her Manchester Arena concert. Grande led the One Love Manchester concert in June, with proceeds benefiting victims of the attack via the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. Since then, Grande has more or less laid low, but recently started dropping hints that AG4 is well underway.
This single will give fans a first taste of her next era, and fans are absolutely losing it. Here's what we know so far:
Grande officially revealed that the new track would be called "No Tears Left to Cry" via Twitter on Tuesday, but she got the word out another way too. Grande gifted her friends and with sweatshirts bearing the phrase “no tears left to cry” written upside down, and everyone from Kim Kardashian to Hailey Baldwin has been spreading the love. On April 18, Grande then uploaded what could be concept art for the single to her Instagram account, though nothing has been confirmed yet.
ʎɹɔ oʇ ʇɟǝl sɹɐǝʇ ou 4.20— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) April 17, 2018
Grande announced that the forthcoming single would be dropping Friday, April 20. It’s pretty strategic, since Cardi B’s album will have been out for a little while by then, and Nicki Minaj released her two major singles last week.
While a video for “No Tears Left to Cry” hasn’t been announced, it’s possible that one could arrive in tandem with the single, due to director Dave Meyers’ cryptic Instagram post from Tuesday. Meyers is known for music videos such as Camila Cabello's "Havana"... and Grande's own "Beauty and the Beast" clip with John Legend.
Savan Kotecha -- a writer who was mentored by Max Martin -- also tweeted a raindrop; he possibly had a role in the writer’s room when it comes to the new single. Kotecha commented on one of Grande’s Instagram posts as well.
--— Savan Kotecha (@Savan_Kotecha) April 17, 2018