It has been two years since the release of the lead single off of Ariana Grande’s third album, Dangerous Woman. In what is a relatively standard amount of time between album cycles, the 24-year-old has been to hell and back. After the horrific bombing that claimed the lives of 22 of Grande’s fans, the pop star put together one of the greatest shows of positivity – and one of the greatest shows of resilience – the world has ever seen in the form of One Love Manchester.
Now, less than a year since the tragic event, Grande’s positivity and resilience is once again on show for the lead single from her fourth studio album and first since the tragic bombing. The track, which could have easily been a somber and reflective ballad, is instead a bouncy and determined slice of pop perfection that, instead of looking back at what could have been, looks forward with a sense of determination while still remaining respectful and acknowledging those lost.
‘No Tears Left To Cry’ fabulously showcases Grande as a vocalist, manifesting as a big, diva-tastic dance-pop track that fluctuates from high notes in the chorus to instantly catchy talk-singing in the songs verses and post-choruses. The lyrical content takes a cliché message and repackages it as shiny and new. Overall, the track is a fun pop song that carries a bold message that ultimately enables it to rise above its peers.
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