Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — To the depression-busting recent trend of joyful dance-pop, add Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's “Rain On Me,” which premiered at midnight ET Friday morning, exactly one week before Gaga's full-length “Chromatica” hits. When it rains, it's about to pour.
As the single (click image above to listen) hit digital services in the late night hours — with a music video promised for release Friday at 1 p.m. ET on YouTube — Apple Music released excerpts from separate interviews Zane Lowe did with the two singers that will air in full later Friday.
“It feels so fun to be part of something so upbeat and straight pop again,” Grande told Lowe, “because I do feel like it's been a minute since I've done something that poppy, really. And that's funny because I am a pop person, but it's just, everyone knows that my heart is kind of rooted in the R&B influence music that I make, and that's where my heart is. But it just felt so good and fun and happy to dip a toe into her world a little bit, and to try this on for size… You make your music and you do your thing, and … — Chris Willman/@Variety