Ariana Grande’s got a rep for having one of the best voices in the pop world—and she proves just that in the teaser clip for “Raindrops,” the opening track for her upcoming album, Sweetener.
While earlier releases such as “No Tears Left to Cry” and “The Light is Coming” heard Ari playing with poppier and dancier elements, “Raindrops” is pure soul. The track’s produced by pop hitmaker Max Martin, and samples a 1960s classic, “An Angel Cried,” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
“When raindrops fell from the sky, the day you left me an angel cried / Oh, she cried / An angel cried,” the pop star sings, her incredible voice sounding as powerful as ever. It looks like Sweetener will be opening with a major moment.
The teaser clip—which was released on her birthday—was shot by Dave Meyers, and continues the album’s trend of a dizzying topsy-turvy world. It’s definitely one of the more exciting sneak peeks Ari’s given fans.
Check it out below: