Yes, it is here! The dreamy Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande collab that fans of the reigning pop queens had waited for, what feels like eons, is officially out. “Rain On Me”, the second single, after “Stupid Love”, from Gaga’s upcoming sixth studio album, Chromatica, has been finally released!!
The duo has been teasing the launch of the single for weeks on social media. Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande had recently dropped a sneak peek of the song, a poster featuring Gaga in an alien-ish skin-tight bodysuit with spikes and Grande posing next to her in matching attire.
But, now, at last, they have blessed their ardent fans with the audio track of “Rain On Me” with its video song to drop tomorrow. The Little Monsters and Arianators are, of course, beyond ecstatic and are all praise for this star collab.
Ahead of the release of the song, Lady Gaga engaged in a heart-to-heart chat with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and opened up about the making of the song, her inspiration for “Rain On Me”…
…and how working with Ariana Grande was a “healing process” for her
During the chat, she shared that Grande always wanted to be friends with her but Gaga was “ashamed to hang out with her” as she want to “project all of this negativity onto something that was healing and so beautiful.” But their friendship “blossomed” when Grande bluntly pointed out to her that she is “hiding” and she had no other answer apart from accepting that she was “totally hiding”.
Thus they began their journey to their dream collab and as Gaga shared, working with Grande was an unparalleled experience for her.
“It was just awesome to watch her. You haven’t seen the video yet, but she was so open to trying things that she hasn’t done before,” she said. “It was this beautiful, I think very healing process for me, not necessarily having a female artist that mentored me as I came up.”
As for the inspiration behind “Rain On Me”, Lady Gaga shared that it is a reflection of her life struggles.
Gaga explained: “This is about an analog of tears being the rain. And you know what it’s also a metaphor for, is the amount of drinking that I was doing to numb myself. I’d rather be dry. I’d rather not be drinking, but I haven’t died yet. I’m still alive. Rain on me. Okay, I’m going to keep on drinking. This song has many layers.” Well, plenty of time to discover ‘em all as the release of Chromatica drops on 29th May.