Ariana Grande fans still have a month to wait for her upcoming fourth album “Sweetner,” which drops on August 17. But on July 13 she gave listeners another taste, and when she’s done you’ll believe “God is a Woman.” Watch the lyric video above.
The single isn’t so much a feminist anthem as it is a sultry come-on, with lyrics like “You love it how I move you / You love it how I touch you / My one, when all is said and done / You’ll believe God is a woman.” It was written by Grande along with Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha and Rickard Göransson.
Salmanzadeh, Martin and Kotecha also co-wrote Grande’s last single from “Sweetener,” the uplifting “No Tears Left to Cry.” That song was released back in April, debuting at number-three on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and spending several weeks after that in the top 10.
Martin is one of the most prolific hit-makers currently working in the music industry, having written and produced a long string of well-known songs in the last 20 years, including a whopping 22 chart-toppers including “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears (1999), “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry (2010) and “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift (2014). He even added an Oscar nomination to his list of accomplishments as a co-writer of Justin Timberlake‘s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from “Trolls” (2016).
Will “God” answer Grande’s prayers and finally get her to the number-one spot on Billboard? Despite three platinum albums and nine top-10 platinum singles, she has never reached the summit. The closest she came was number-two with “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea. And in addition to “No Tears Left to Cry,” “Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj also reached number-three.
Grande is also praying to “God” for her first Grammy. She has been nominated four times for her previous work, including Best Pop Album bids for “My Everything” (2015) and “Dangerous Woman” (2017), but she has yet to win. Do you think her latest will do the trick? Listen to it above, and vote in our poll below.
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