Ariana Grande has just dropped her latest single “God is a Woman,” off her forthcoming album, sweetener. And if you needed any more proof of the reigning princess of pop’s impeccable artistry, then look no further.
Produced in collaboration with hitmakers Max Martin and Ilyah Salmanzadeh, the track is a sultry, slow-burning track that centers on female empowerment. It’s another winning addition to the more sophisticated pop soundscape Ari first hinted at with “No Tears Left to Cry.”
The drop was accompanied by a cosmic feast for the eyes. Directed by Dave Meyers, the clip features Grande as a powerful deity and makes plenty of biblical references. The pop diva portrays herself as Mother Nature, and she also pays tribute to Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam. At one point, Madonna even appears as the voice of God, reciting the reworked Ezekiel 25:17 verse popularized by Pulp Fiction. “I will strike down upon thee, with great vengeance and furious anger, those who attempt to poison and destroy my sisters, and you will know my name is the Lord, when I lay my vengeance upon you,”
Overall, it’s a breathtaking visual with plenty of hidden messages Ari’s left for watchers to decipher. What other references can you catch? Check out the MV below: