Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande announce release date for Rain On Me as Chromatica anticipation reaches boiling point
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are set to team up to finally rescue pop – held for ransom for years by Red Stripe-drinking boybands with acoustic guitars – by releasing “Rain On Me”.
The duet will drop next Friday (May 22) as part of Gaga’s upcoming Chromatica album, which Gaga and Grande themselves invented the ability to hear so we housebound coronavirus lockdowners could listen to it.
Both pop queens took to Twitter Friday afternoon to confirm the upcoming launch date, sending countess LGBT+ people out onto the streets, ready and rearing to do their best Shawshank Redemption impression as, finally, it rains on us all.
The song, produced by BloodPop, Burns and Tchami, will drop “midnight, Eastern Time, worldwide”, according to the “Stupid Love” singer herself wrote on Twitter.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 15, 2020
Grande also broadcast the upcoming release, with a black and white version of the promotional artwork for the single which, by simply looking at it, the user enters a non-negotiable and legally-binding contract to stan both Gaga and Grande forever and stream “Rain On Me” for the rest of their life, and, if they so choose, their children’s lives indefintiely.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 15, 2020
“Telephone” who? We don’t know her.
‘Rain On Me’: What will it be about?
Liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapour and then become heavy enough to fall under gravity, duh.
OK, we kid. We have no clue how much the song will actually pertain to a weather phenomenon, but the collaboration has long been speculated across Twitter timelines, Gaga fan pages and Grande subreddits for months.
It was a rumour ratcheted up further after the Sweetener singer wished Gaga a happy birthday in a since-deleted Instagram post, and spoke at length about their bond.
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It was also implied by the “Bad Romance” hitmaker as well, when she told Paper Magazine that one Chromatica collab involves a female artist who has “similarly experienced immense trauma while in the public eye”.
What is the song about, though? Gaga alluded: “[It’s a] celebration of all the tears.
“I sat with her and we talked about our lives. It’s two women having a conversation about how to keep going and how to be grateful for what you do.”