Ariana Grande new single 'No Tears Left To Cry' nods to Manchester


It sounded, from those 30 seconds, as though No Tears Left to Cry might be a ballad, with the 24-year-old turning her pliant vocal range to gospel. The new single's uplifting message of resilience seems to be a response to Manchester.

The pop star dropped the first track off her upcoming and now untitled fourth studio album on Thursday night accompanied by a gravity-defying music video.

Nothing could have ever prepared Ariana Grande when she and her fans were unexpectedly targeted in 2017's devastating Manchester bombing attack. Another reference to the terror attack can be seen in the accompanying music video, when a worker bee - which is the symbol of the city of Manchester - flies towards the camera. Insiders who heard it before its official release reportedly "openly wept at how she alludes to the bombing and how incredible the song is", according to The Blast. This new single is titled "No Tears Left To Cry". Watch it above, and let us know what you think in the comments at the bottom of this post and with your fellow music fans in our forums.

"If nothing else, 'No Tears" eases Ariana Grande back into the public eye as a capital-P pop star without the weight of the Manchester tragedies breaking her, ' NPR said in their critique.

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Grande's last album, Dangerous Woman, was released in May 2016.

Earlier this year, Ariana's manager Scooter Braun revealed the singer had been so shaken up by the incident she cried for days.

"The things that she has to say on this album, it's pretty next-level", he added.

The Nickelodeon alum croons in the chorus, "Ain't got no tears left to cry / So I'm pickin' it up, pickin' it up (oh yeah) / I'm lovin', I'm livin', I'm pickin' it up".