Ariana Grande is ready for her return.
Last year was a bit of a tough one for Ariana Grande. Despite the success of her album Dangerous Woman and her subsequent global tour, the “Into You” singer was struck with tragedy as her Manchester concert was the site of a domestic terrorist attack leaving 23 dead and more than 500 injured.
Over the last year, Grande has laid relatively low. Not just from the music scene, but from the social media world as well where she was noticeably absent from for the last four months. She reemerged in late March for the March For Our Lives rally in D.C. where she showed her support for stricter gun control and a safer future.
However, fans have been noticing signs recently that an announcement was on the way. Both her brother Frankie and her mother Joan posted a photos in matching sweatshirts that said “No Tears Left to Cry” before Ariana broke her social media silence and announced the new song via Twitter and then again wearing the sweatshirt in her own Instagram story.
ʎɹɔ oʇ ʇɟǝl sɹɐǝʇ ou 4.20
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) April 17, 2018
Additionally, her website is curiously under major construction and is just a blank page as of right now. A revamp usually happens just before a new era is ushered in. Her manager Scooter Braun confirmed the news saying that “the wait is almost over.”
Cosmo reports that this album is set to be Ariana Grande’s most personal yet and inspired by more recent events in her life, presumably including the attack outside of her concert in Manchester. The attack and the recent state of the world, a source tells Variety, have made the singer more politically conscious. Perhaps this will find itself into what is being touted as Ariana Grande’s best work yet.
“No Tears Left to Cry” will be released on Friday April 20th.
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