Ariana Grande lays out her ‘Positions’ with presidential new video – but fans are torn
Ariana Grande dropped her “Positions” video Friday (October 23) – the first single from her album of the same name – and fans are split.
The “Positions” video sees Ariana elected president of the United States. Her first executive order? Banning tops and bottoms and embracing the true leaders of switching positions – the vers crowd.
The Dave Meyers-directed clip also finds Ariana signing laws, walking dogs on the White House lawn and meeting with her majority-female cabinet.
It’s jammed with not exactly subtle barbs against Donald Trump, including as a scene where Ariana places a medal on a USPS worker – a nod to Trump’s fraught relationship with the country’s postal service.
But president Ariana Grande has already splintered LGBT+ voting blocs, becoming the latest fault line in a world already deeply divided.
While many fans sought to praise their new world leader, others were not as impressed by the track.
Some listeners quickly hailed Ariana’s “Positions” as ‘perfect’ and dutifully mocked Trump.
I’m begging Ariana to run for President pic.twitter.com/cx8RHNHhRC
— fan account (@knnewagb) October 23, 2020
This is absolutely perfect https://t.co/5rli7is9QK
— george (@georgegriffiths) October 23, 2020
— Mah. (@niallsfliickr) October 23, 2020
My president your president pic.twitter.com/QEA4TTEgzR
— Ariana's booty's POSITIONS ❀❤ (@lulovesariana97) October 23, 2020
I am officially resigning as the President of the United States of America. Ariana Grande can have my seat.
— Donald J. Trump (@cxthrinaquino) October 23, 2020
Although, some fans remained unsure how to feel about Ariana Grande’s ‘Positions’, whether lyrically or sonically.
sooo…. “positions”… pic.twitter.com/ZsNWuRe2lP
— joe (@jxeker) October 23, 2020
so um, Positions. lol. pic.twitter.com/iQGNJe5Exv
— Puppet (@StainedBadGuy) October 23, 2020
i like positions, but it’s kind of a painting by numbers ariana song, sonically it would be good to see more growth and evolution considering she’s definitely in a position (lol) where she could take more risks pic.twitter.com/Q1DzUlWuz5
— Josh Willacy (@joshywillacy) October 23, 2020
Ariana’s new song sees singer multitask running the country and home life.
The 27-year-old teased earlier this month that her sixth album, also called Positions, will be released October 30, proving that the cursed year of 2020 isn’t beyond saving.
In “Positions”, Ariana Grande sings: “Switching the positions for you/ Cooking in the kitchen and I’m in the bedroom/ I’m in the Olympics way I’m jumping through hoops/ Know my love infinite nothing I wouldn’t do/ That I won’t do, switching for.”
Ariana actually tweeted out some of the lyrics not only a few hours before the song dropped, but all the way back in September.
know my love infinite nothing that i won’t do
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 14, 2020
heaven sent u to me
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 22, 2020
In other news, the video dropped just hours after two old white men, one of whom will become the actual president, squabbled during a live debate.